The other day I gobbled down a great mystery (I´ll tell you more soon). But one paragraph made me put down the book and protest vehemently. My poor family. And now it is your turn. Can´t be helped.
The Danish writer tells us that little Lily runs towards a male visitor (tall, I presume).
“She was about as tall as his knee”.
1) how tall is a tall man´s knee? (If you have no idea, try to consider the height of a dining table).
2) how tall – and how old – would that make the little girl?
Thank you for your input.
Yes, something is clearly wrong.
According to the writer, the little girl is nearly three. Average length of a Danish child = 95 cm
The average length of tibia (the large bone below the knee) = 43 cm
The height of a dining table = 70-75 cm (have you ever met a man who could not squeeze his knees under a dining table???
So all you brilliant writers out there who struggle so hard to get your research right, please try to be just as thorough when you write about children.