"Fairies" series: a bit of laugh broke off

kamo

New Member
Thailand
Dear all,

I'm really stuck with one word in this paragaraph.

Lily swallowed hard. Before fairies become fairies, they were laughs. But sometimes a bit of laugh broke off and the fairy ended up with something missing. A fairy like that was call "incomplete."

I'm not so sure whether 'laughs' means the sound of laughing or it means one kind of fairies. It would be wonderful if you rewrite this paragraph easier to understand for me.

Please help!!!

Best,
Kamo from Thailand
 
  • sarcie

    Senior Member
    English - Ireland
    Hi kamo, welcome to the forums!

    I've never read the "Fairies" series, but I remember a book/film (Peter Pan?) that explains that when a baby laughs for the first time, this laugh (i.e. the sound that comes out) turns into a fairy. This is the explanation that makes the most sense from your context. An "incomplete" fairy forms when part of the "laugh" breaks off - here you have to imagine that a "laugh" is a concrete thing, something you can touch, or break.

    Does that help at all?
     

    kamo

    New Member
    Thailand
    It's brilliant, Sarcie. That's help a lot. Your infomation is very clear to me.

    Thankz a million ^,^
    Best,
    Kamo :)
     
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