The Children's Crusade Symbols & Objects

Ann Packer
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The Oak Tree

The oak tree is symbolic of Bill Blair’s first dream of having a family. He buys the property on which his family’s house is built partially because of the awesome, huge tree he noticed there. Bill told told his children the tree would watch over them and over their house. When the children, who are now adults, finally agree to sell their childhood home, the siblings are sad to see that the new owners have the huge tree cut down. It is as if their lives and childhood have been destroyed.

This oak tree first appears in Chapter 1. It is cut down in Chapter 10 because the new owners of the property decide to build a bigger house there.

Dual-Dial Doctor’s Watch

This watch is a symbol of Robert’s status as the oldest child. His father gives it to him as...

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