If it ever did end

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Tyrion Lann

Senior Member
INDIA -Hindi
The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years — if it ever did end — began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.

Source: from the novel "It" by Stephen king.

Though I can get the meaning of the highlighted line, but still feel jittery before read further because feeling unfamiliar with this line.
Please explain it.
  • ain'ttranslationfun?

    Senior Member
    US English
    The narrator is not sure that it (the reign of terror) has really ended. (The 'ever' is added to emphasize his uncertainty that it has.) (As I see IT it.)
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