I want to ask the meaning of this passage:

He was falling, landing heavily on the rocks of the creek bed. He lay there, gulping in the sweet air among the rocks. He must carry on down, even a small way. Anything to escape the suffocating darkness. He drew in more air, then picked himself up and set off a stumbling path over the broken ground.

It’s a scene about a forest fire.

In that sentence, what does small way mean? Does it mean small distance or small road?


1 Answer 1


In this context, "a small way" means "a short distance".

  • 1
    The driveby downvoter strikes again. What's the problem here? The answer is correct.
    – deadrat
    Oct 12, 2016 at 21:25

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.