Did I break through one of your rings

sampathronjay

Senior Member
Sinhala
Can you explain what is in bold here? What does the speaker here refer to "rings"?

‘For the men in green: it was a proper moonlight
evening for them. Did I break through one of your rings,
that you spread that damned ice on the causeway?

Jane Eyre
Chapter 13
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Having established that Jane does not remember ever having parents, Rochester playfully suggests that she must be a fairy… ”And so you were waiting for your people when you sat on that stile?”

    So presumably the men in green are leprechauns and the rings are fairy rings.
     

    sampathronjay

    Senior Member
    Sinhala
    Having established that Jane does not remember ever having parents, Rochester playfully suggests that she must be a fairy… ”And so you were waiting for your people when you sat on that stile?”

    So presumably the men in green are leprechauns and the rings are fairy rings.
    Thanks. Would you mind explaining fairy rings? Is he talking about the fairy rings of the leprechauns or....?
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    He’s just making a joke. There are myths about what happens if you step inside a fairy ring (which is itself mythical).
     
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