Calico Bush Setting & Symbolism

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Ethan buys Abby expensive china cups on a trip to get supplies as a show of affection. However, Abby chooses to marry Ira Sargent over Ethan Jordan.

Marguerite grows increasingly embarrassed of her homespun dress as she quickly outgrows it in a matter of a year.

Marguerite wears a ring of her grandmother's and a button of her uncle's on a cord around her neck. These are the only mementos of her past that Marguerite still has.

Calico bush is another name for sheep laurel, a type of flower that grows on Sunday Island.

The young children in Marguerite's care share a corncob doll.

One of the staples of the Sargent family's menu during the long winter is cornmeal. Dolly often makes a type of pudding out of this that is more than likely a version of grits.

The Sargents have a pair of sugar maple trees on their land...

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