As I stood there telling my parents that I had returned and what I meant to do, I noticed a movement among the bushes. I was ready to run back to the truck when Kanoro stepped out. Or I thought it was Kanoro, the Kanoro whom I recalled from my childhood. “Bibi Rachel?” He backed away from me as if I were a spirit, and no telling whether good or evil.

Dose it mean: I didn't know he had seen good sprit or evil sprit??

Source: Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan

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'...as if I were a spirit, and he could not tell whether it was a good spirit or an evil one.'

  • Dose it mean: he did not realize whether he had seen me or my sprit??? May 19, 2020 at 14:23
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    I haven't read the book, but it seems to mean that he behaved as though the speaker were a spirit (ghost). May 19, 2020 at 16:40

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