drawing his cloak closer


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I read a short article but found a phrase difficult to understand. The title is Little Lost Lamb. The bolded part is the phrase what I refer to:

By now, the raindrops were pounding on the ground. Drawing his cloak closer, the wet shepherd struggled along.

Does it mean he tightened his cloak around his body?

Thank you very much.
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    It could also imply, as part of being drawn closer, that it overlaps itself more, providing an extra layer against the cold. In a way, it's also drawn closer to itself, with less ability to flap in the wind.
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