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Gothic in Deathly Hallows: Guiding the reader's eye

Guiding the reader's eye

A short way ahead

The last sentence in the snippet leads our eye away from the scene, and suggests where the heroes need to go next.

A short way ahead of them, a glow of golden streetlights indicated the centre of the village.

Somewhere in the darkness below him, echoing, drunken laughter indicated the thieves' hideout.

On the other side of the reservoir, a tiny red light suggested the only exit.

Outside the window, a wrought-iron fence barred the way to a green field and the wild woods beyond.