his battered favourite of Pai-tan

Lee Jongho

Senior Member
Korean
What does 'Pai-tan' in the following sentence mean?

The complete sentence follows :

His yellow wrinkled cheek was ripe with triump as he hobbled - dot and carry - down the gravelled drive, leaning on his one indulgence, the new umberella of Chisholm tartan which replaced his battered favourite of Pai-tan.

The source is from "The keys of the kingdom by
A.J.Cronin.
 
  • Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    His new umbrella has replaced his battered favourite. Without reading the book I can't tell you for certain why his battered favourite umbrella is described as "of Paitan", but I would guess that he is not living in Paitan when he has his new umbrella and was living there when he had the battered favourite.
     

    Lee Jongho

    Senior Member
    Korean
    His new umbrella has replaced his battered favourite. Without reading the book I can't tell you for certain why his battered favourite umbrella is described as "of Paitan", but I would guess that he is not living in Paitan when he has his new umbrella and was living there when he had the battered favourite.
    Thank you for the kind and detailed explanation. For sure I will undrestand what Paitan refers to when finishing the book..^^
     
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