This is a marker that told Isabel and Curzon how close they were to Charleston, where Isabel believed she would find Ruth.
Isabel had been collecting and carrying these for years and planned to use them while farming in Rhode Island. They symbolized her hopes for a safe and fruitful future.
These migrating animals symbolized the connection that remains between people who love each other but are separated.
These documents, forged by Isabel, were a way for Isabel and her sister to stay safe from those who would return them to the clutches of slavery.
Cup and Ball game
Aberdeen purchased this for Ruth. It represents Aberdeen's desire to care for Ruth and make her happy, as well as Ruth's childlike nature.
This was a natural medicine used at different points in the book to heal injured characters.
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