Unfortunately, in an e-book, page numbers are meaningless.
To Google, then, which led me to various sites that revealed the picture was of a cow. Sadly, even having been told this, I still could not see it. Eventually, I stumbled upon a photo online that had been digitally enhanced to emphasise said beast. At last, enlightenment!
However, having had to go to so much effort for a glimpse of this cow — which, as Hagen notes, is indeed unmissable once you have seen it — I felt not so much enlightened as duped. At best, the exercise was like one of those weird psychology tests where you get shown a blot and are expected to see a vagina.
At worst, it was a cheap parlour trick. It put me off the book, and I got no further with it. Could this be the intention?
But that figure is a huge stretch. And I think it has nothing to do with anything. Especially because he goes on about it late again. But still.. My pleasure; glad you got something out of it. I like your interpretation, and thanks for taking the time to share. I felt the same way as you Cosmic Donkey about still not seeing the cow even when I found out the answer on p.
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