a clever bit of running

Discussion in 'English Only' started by DCJCJC, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. DCJCJC New Member

    Korean-Korea
    Just then the Father came within sight of the home, and the Wolf was barely able to save himself from the Dogs by a clever bit of running.

    Could you explain the meaning of "a clever bit of running"?
     
  2. Cagey post mod (English Only / Latin)

    California
    English - US
    Where did you see this, DCJCJC?

    We ask you to name the source of every quotation.
    Also, please tell us something about the kind of writing this is. Is this a story in which the Wolf is in some ways like a human?
     
  3. DCJCJC New Member

    Korean-Korea


    The Mother and The Wolf - Fables of Aesop
     
  4. velisarius

    velisarius Senior Member

    Greece
    British English (Sussex)
    It isn't explained, and it's a slightly odd expression to use, but I'd assume that the wolf employed clever evading tactics.

    It just means "some clever running".
     

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