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Fleet-footed is an adjective

According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary fleet-footed means:  Able to run fast.

This phrase is used on page 89 of my reading when Stamp Paid was explaining to Paul D the events that led up to Sethe attacking her children and killing one of them in the wood shed.  Stamp Paid stated, “… because that explained why nobody ran ahead; why nobody sent a fleet-footed son to cut ‘cross a field as soon as they saw the four horses in town….”

Stamp paid was trying to make Paul D understand that although usually a family might send one of their son that ran very fast to take a short cut through nearby fields to warn Sethe, that day no warning was sent this way.

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