A Breath of nothing


I am reading 'the borrowers avenged', author Mary Norton. I have an question please.

Arrietty is a borrower and just 5 to 6 inches high, she was worried about someone steal away her famliy again.
When she heard a faint scrape on the door - a breath of nothing. Neither moved: it might be a passing vole.
Does it mean she feel relax to breath, because there acturally is nothing happened. or does it mean she is holding her breath?

Little black bean
  • chinese
    Hello, GF ! do you mean she thought she is too sensitive? but she did heard a sound. so she thought that maybe a vole.
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