bent into the single wrinkle of the small white neck

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Tea Addict

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Republic of Korea Korean
Hello everyone. I would like to know what "bent into the single wrinkle of the small white neck" means in the following sentences:

"I got dressed before luncheon," said the child, turning eagerly to Daisy.
"That's because your mother wanted to show you off." Her face bent into the single wrinkle of the small white neck. "You dream, you."

This is an excerpt from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Daisy invited Gatsby, Nick and Jordan to the lunchon. Before the supper, her little daughter came to her who was sitting on a couch.

In this part, I could not imagine how Daisy's face moved. Did her face moved into her daughter's neck? (But how could it possibly move into her neck...?) Or did it moved downwards to create a wrinkle in Daisy's neck?
I would very much appreciate your help. :)
 
  • Copyright

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    American English
    Her face bent down, toward her chest, to look at her child. I think the "single wrinkle" remark tells us that she is so young and so unlined that has just a single wrinkle in the front of her neck, where older people will have several.
     

    Tea Addict

    Senior Member
    Republic of Korea Korean
    Dear Copyright,

    Thank you so much for the clear explanation.
    So her face bent down toward her neck or chest.
    I truly appreciate your help. :)
     
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