In this Observing and Describing lesson, we look at the relationship between Storm Boy and a pelican he raised and named Mr Percival. The passage highlights how close the two had become, despite the fact that Mr Percival was a wild animal.
The passage illustrates the relationship with no dialogue. You could argue that this isn’t surprising as one of the characters can’t speak, but there’s more to it than that! It's an observational description; it takes a zoomed-out perspective, as if the writer is sitting on a nearby hill, watching the events unfold, and jotting down what they see.
Have a read.