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ida2

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Hi,

What does "he demanded of John" mean, in the following sentence?

"Roy turned and did a dance step. ‘That’s all right,’ he said. ‘I know the Lord ain’t as hard as Daddy. Is he, boy?’ he demanded of John, and struck him lightly on the forehead."
Source: Go Tell It on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
 

emsr2d2

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It means "he asked John".
 
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