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    he drew her down on his knees

    She went up to him and clasped her arms around his body awkwardly, with a gesture that had in it something barbaric.
    [...]
    [They are standing now.]
    His anger vanished and he drew her down on his knees.

    (W.S. Maugham; The Pool)

    I surmise that it should mean, as it were, 'he sat and made her sit on his knees'.
    Am I right?

    Thanks.

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    Re: he drew her down on his knees

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    She went up to him and clasped her arms around his body awkwardly, with a gesture that had in it something barbaric.
    [...]
    [They are standing now.]
    His anger vanished and he drew her down on his knees.

    (W.S. Maugham; The Pool)

    I surmise that it should mean, as it were, 'he sat and made her sit on his knees'.
    Am I right?

    Thanks.
    It would seem to mean that.

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