I read this paragraph from Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire and have a question about the last sentence:
“He felt her looking, and turned and waved. It was that alone that kept the workers at their task. They would have preferred him on the bank supervising (instead of working with them). But a man who would pause to wave at his daughter – well, that was a gesture they could read. All together now, and lift. Lift.”
“All together now, and lift. Lift” seems very fragmental to me and I don’t understand what it’s talking about? The workers’ movement after seeing their boss waving at his daughter??