Ghostly tennis ball

Discussion in 'English Only' started by little black bean, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. little black bean Member

    Hello, would someone like helping answer this question?
    It is from ‘ the borrowers avenged’

    Arrietty never had seen such a moon. It hung pallidly in the sky,from which the colour was slowly draining,like a ghostly tennis ball!

    Does the ‘ ghostly tennis ball ' means white table tennis ball or tennis ball? But if it is tennis ball, does normally tennis ball is green?

    Many thanks!

    little black bean
  2. heypresto

    heypresto Senior Member

    South East England
    English - England
    I think it is a 'regular' tennis ball. At the time the book was written, like they were in my youth, tennis balls would have been white, or just off-white.
  3. little black bean Member

    Ha, that right! I see! Thank you very much heypresto!

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