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    three-quarters of the way around


    I don't know what the underlined part mean, could anyone help me out?

    Thank you very much.

    "I crouch inside the chimney of the fireplace, and reach my hand up. Three-quarters of the way around, my fingers find a loose brick."

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    Re: three-quarters of the way around

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    I don't know how he can crouch inside a chimney. ....
    He could if it was certain kind of chimney common in large houses in the UK built at a time when chimneys were swept by children who climbed up them. I've never lived in such a house, but I've visited many.


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