Asked • 03/19/19

Why is there no comma before "and" before this independent clause?

> This was at a moment when the magistrate, overcome with tiredness, had > gone down into the garden of his house **and**, dark, bent beneath > some implacable thought, like Tarquin cutting the heads off the > tallest poppies with his cane, ***M. de Villefort*** was knocking down > the long, dying stems of the hollyhocks that rose on either side of > the path like ghosts of those flowers that had been so brilliant in > the seasons that had passed away. Why is there no comma before the bolded *and*? My understanding is that there is an independent clause on each side of the bolded *and*. By the way, the subject of the two independent clauses is the same.

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Kevin C. answered • 04/08/19

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