Comment on the physical appearance of the old traveller. 

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When the old traveler is introduced, he is described as "a fat, red-faced man with bloodshot eyes of the palest gray." This description suggests that the traveler is unwell, and this impression is compounded when, later in the story, we are told that he has "two missing front teeth." The fact that his eyes are "bloodshot" suggests that he is very tired, and perhaps does not sleep. The color of his eyes ("gray") suggests a lifelessness, as if the traveler has been drained of life. Indeed, this interpretation is particularly pertinent...

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