Speed is relative to the size of the beholder. To the human eye, an ant’s legs move fast, so fast that they almost look like they hover around rather than walk. To an ant, they are just moving at their normal pace. They see the details, we see the big picture.
Have you ever seen a leaf mysteriously floating across a tree limb? The tiny ant with all of its strength carries it along. It takes a careful eye to see the explanation behind the levitation.
In the E-lit example we only receive as much as the writer wants us to know. He knows his stories to a greater detail but chooses to only disclose certain information. We see the big picture, he, like the ant, sees the details.