Jamaica Inn Setting & Symbolism

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Wagons

Joss Merlyn and his partners move the cargo stolen from wrecked ships with wagons. Mary Yellan hears the wagons one night and watches as cargo is unloaded, loaded, and moved out of Jamaica Inn's front yard.

Rope

On the night Mary witnesses the wagons in Jamaica Inn's yard, she sees a rope hanging from the beams in Jamaica Inn's bar.

Drawing

Mary finds a drawing in a drawer of Mr. Davey's desk that shows a sinister caricature of his congregation. This drawing helps Mary realize that Mr. Davey is Joss Merlyn's partner in crime.

Squire Bassat's Pony

Jem Merlyn stole Squire Bassat's pony and attempts to sell it in Launceston. The pony is bought by Squire Bassat's wife under the assumption that it is a different horse. This sale gives Squire Bassat the leverage he needs to force Jem to turn on his brother, Joss.

Mr. Davey's Carriage

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