both to be laid with their edges lined up against the corner of the rug on his bedroom floor

Irelia20150604

Senior Member
Chinese
Hi everyone! I don't quite understand " both to be laid with their edges lined up against the corner of the rug on his bedroom floor " I interpret it as the image shows, is it correct.

the context is as follows:
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For an entire year, during the worst of his mother's illness, he carried the same items from his bedroom to the kitchen first thing in the morning, and then back again last thing at night: a small copy of Grimm's selected fairy tales and a dog-eared Magnet comic, the book to be placed perfectly in the center of the comic, and both to be laid with their edges lined up against the corner of the rug on his bedroom floor at night or on the seat of his favorite kitchen chair in the morning. In these ways, David made his contribution to his mother's survival.

source: Sample text for Library of Congress control number 2006049340

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  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Yes, you are correct. The books are placed so that one corner of the book is on the corner of the rug, with the edges of the book on the edges of the rug.
     
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