Page 284. " And mostly, we guard the borderlands "

Again, Gaiman twists conventional notions about vampires and werewolves. Instead of lurking in the darkness waiting to attack, Silas and Miss Lupescu quietly guard the shifting borderlands between the living and the dead while protecting the world from the Jacks of All Trades.

The Graveyard
Creative Commons AttributionThe Graveyard - Credit: Steel Wool
Page 286. " leave a footprint on the sand of a desert island "

Whether Bod realises it or not, he is alluding to Robinson Crusoe, the book he cherished in an earlier chapter.  After several years living alone, Crusoe discovers a footprint on the beach, which is the first hint that he is not the only person on his island.


Robinson Crusoe on Book Drum