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Jub’s job was important and she was very proud of it. Each evening when dusk was removing the outline of things, like a rubber, Jub had to shoulder her big green sack and carry all the Happy Endings of stories from one end of the fores

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​what does "the outline of things" mean?

What does "Each evening when dusk was removing the outline of things, like a rubber" mean?​​​​

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JigneshbharatiWhat does "Each evening when dusk was removing the outline of things, like a rubber" mean?​​​​

Basically, it just means "each evening". The rest is a description of evening. The sun is setting. It's harder to see things.

CJ

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JigneshbharatiWhat does "Each evening when dusk was removing the outline of things, like a rubber" mean?​​​​

The Brits call an eraser, like the one on the end of a pencil, a rubber. Artists often roughly sketch their work first in pencil and then go over it more carefully in some other medium like ink and paint. They finish by erasing the pencil marks with a gum eraser, removing the outline.

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Could you please explain the use of the pronoun "Happy Endings"?
I meant proper noun "Happy Endings". I didn't get it why the author used the "happy ending" as a proper noun and not as a common noun.
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Jigneshbharati I meant proper noun "Happy Endings". I didn't get it why the author used the "happy ending" as a proper noun and not as a common noun.

That's Carol Ann Duffy. She wasn't poet laureate of the UK for nothing. These "Happy Endings" were carried in a sack. They are not real. They are imaginary items like the evils in Pandora's box. Duffy capitalized them to differentiate them from the standard happy endings we know about.

Is it a proper noun though?
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