<a fleck of >the late nineteen-twenties

gil12345

Senior Member
chinese
Hi there,

"Leaving Hanwell standing in the blackness in short trousers holding bangers. This was never forgotten. It persists, a fleck of the late nineteen-twenties."

Hanwell Senior - The New Yorker

I don't quite understand the meaning and the purpose of "a fleck of." I guess the memory stays with Hanwell in the late 1920s, almost a classic symbol.
Am I right?

Gil
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    That sounds like a reasonable interpretation to me, Gil. I suppose "a fleck" tells us that this memory is small and fairly insignificant.
     
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