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4 July 2017, 16:04
Why are there asterisks at the bottom of some of the pages in a book?
Mystery Hour Question
Why do some pages in books have two or three stars at the bottom?
Qualification: Worked in publishing for 10 years and has typeset books.
Answer: It’s to denote a scene break, where the end of the scene comes at the bottom of a page. If the scene break was in the middle of a page you’d have a line break, but you need asterisks when it’s at the end of the page.