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    meaning of phrases

    The boy gave him a look of such malice that Mr Bose bit the end of his moustache and fell silent, shuffling through the pages. 'Read on, then' he mumbled and listened, for a while, as Pritam, the boy, blundered heavily through the Sanskrit verses that rolled off his father's (a Brahmin priest) experienced tongue, and even Mr Bose's shy one, with such rich felicity.

    What does the parts in bold mean?

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    Re: meaning of phrases

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The boy gave him a look of such malice that Mr Bose bit the end of his moustache and fell silent, shuffling through the pages. 'Read on, then' he mumbled and listened, for a while, as Pritam, the boy, blundered heavily through the Sanskrit verses that rolled off his father's (a Brahmin priest) experienced tongue, and even Mr Bose's shy one, with such rich felicity.

    What does the parts in bold mean?

    Thanks in advance.
    Fell silent in this sense means stopped speaking.
    ...and even Mr Bose's shy one, with such rich felicity. Means that Mr. Bose has a shy/timid voice, but even so, he recites the Sanskrit verses with richness and ease.

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