Mercury Symbols & Objects

Margot Livesey
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Viv’s Broken Finger

Viv’s broken finger is a symbol of her devotion to riding horses. She hid her broken finger from her mother because she was afraid her mother would make her stop riding because of the injury. The finger is first mentioned in Part 1, Chapter 1. Viv describes how her finger was broken in Part 2, Chapter 1.

A Man’s Glove

This man’s glove found in front of Mercury’s stall is a sign to Viv that the person breaking into the stables at Windy Hill was interested in Mercury. This glove is mentioned in Part 1, Chapter 9.

The Security System

This security system is a sign both of Viv’s determination to protect Mercury and of Donald’s belief that Viv had chosen Mercury over her family.

After the first break in at Windy Hill, Viv arranged for a security system to be installed at...

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