It by Stephen King In this early scene, young Georgie is running after his toy boat as he is unwittingly being lured by a malevolent force. Now here he was, chasing his boat down the left of Witcham Street. He was running fast but the water was running faster and his boat was pulling ahead. He heard a deepening roar and saw that fifty yards farther down the hill the water in the gutter was cascading into a storm drain that was still open. It was a long dark semi-circle cut into the curbing, and as Georgie watched, a stripped branch, its bark as dark and glistening as sealskin, shot into the storm drain’s maw. what techniques does King use to make the threat of the storm drain more effective?