At the Water's Edge Symbols & Objects

Sara Gruen
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The Righteous Theft

This is a way of describing the poaching done by Angus to help feed the people of the area. The term is used because the animals being hunted are on property that was literally stolen from the people.

The Croft

This is a word used to describe the small farms in this area of Scotland. The term dates back to an era of oppression and Anna explains that the croft is considered a family farm but it's never big enough to fully support a family. Anna lives on a Croft.

Coanaig

This is a supernatural being that Maddie sees when she's lost in the Cover. Anna believes it's a sign that someone will die. Her thoughts immediately turn to the idea that one of her brothers has died. The following day, the family gets news that Anna's brother has died.

The Monster

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