The English translation likewise fails to convey an adequate impression of the original, particularly its symbolism. Whether the translator missed the symbolic nature of certain passages or opted for certain reasons to minimize these aspects, the fact remains that the symbolism is considerably less perceptible in the English version. An especially significant instance involves the title, which literally means "the devil's drooling," alluding to a term used in French. It refers to the early morning fog that resembles gossamer filaments and that also is called "threads of the virgin.
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