Personification In Ayn Rand's 'Like A Cat'

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In this passage way you see personification and mystery. The personification is when he says "A series of stern-looking portraits glared down at him from the walls" this shows personification due to the potrats having the human trait of glaring. personification also shows when he says "On of the volumes had struck him back. Like a cat" this shows personification due to it saying it struck at him when it is just a book. also by saying it was likea cat when it was truely not because it is a book. What could happen if he turns over the book is see a trickle of his blood where he hit the book and notice something truely wierd is going on here. After his mother leaves the library waiting for him to come out when she doesnt notice blake turns over
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