a cold, unseen stranger


Senior Member
Why you don't put "and" between two adjectives?
I often see this style.
How come?

A cold, unseen stranger, whom the doctors called Pneumonia, stalked about the colony, touching one here and there with his icy fingers.
  • TimLA

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Both with and without the "and" are fine, but for "sound" the author chose not to use "and".
    Often in long sentences, one might want to use fewer unnecessary words.


    Senior Member
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    It's a matter of style and preference.

    "It was a dark and stormy night" (see Wiki) would not sound the same as "It was a dark, stormy night".
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