Misty of Chincoteague Symbols & Objects

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Spanish Galleon

This is the boat that the first horses arrived on way back in the history of the island. This boat crashed and sank along with the crew and only the horses ended up surviving the wreck. The author's purpose in including this backstory on the horses is to show the type of adversity that the ponies must have had to endure and to set the scene for the unbridled and stubborn attitude of the wild horses on the island.

Galleon Stick

When playing along the beach Paul picks up an old weathered stick and pretends that it is part of the long ill-fated galleon. This is used to indicate that both Paul and Maureen are well aware of the legend of the ponies. The author may well be utilizing this as a unifying element between the island's past and its present residents. It also serves...

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