What is the meaning of “Away off she saw something” in the following sentence (Source: Up and Away by paul McKee, M. Lucile Harrison, Annie McCowen, Elizabeth Lehr.),
On the way home, Dot and her daddy went along by the next farm. A
little dog came running out. He ran along by the wagon.
“Look, Daddy!” cried Dot. “A little dog is running after us.”
“I think he will soon stop running and go back to the house,” said
Daddy. “He must belong on that farm.”
But the little black dog did not stop. She kept on looking back when
he could not be seen at all. Still Dot kept on looking back. She kept
on looking for a long time after she got out of the wagon.
“He got too far behind,” she said. “I guess he went back,” said Daddy.
“He must belong on that farm.”
Dot looked back again. Away off she saw something. It was just a
little black dot!
Does “Away off she saw something” mean ” she that was away off saw something” or “she saw something that was away off” ?
I’ve normally seen it written as “a way off”:
Dot looked back again. A way off she saw something. It was just a little black dot!
In this case, “a way off” means a long distance away.