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Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the meaning of the phrase in bold in the following sentence from the Aldridge’s “The Last Exile”
He often forgot that she was Egyptian, and he ought to be reminded occasionally that the English weren’t the only pebble on the beach.
Thanks for your efforts.
I think that the phrase refers to the fact that the person in the sentence often forgests that the other person is Egyptian. The 'pebble' is a reference to people. So by saying 'The English weren't the only pebble on the beach', in my opinion means that there are other nationalities and he should remember this.
Hope this helps.