The Real Boy Symbols & Objects

Anne Ursu
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Oak Trees

The oak trees in the forest number 100 in total and each one was once a wizard who walked the streets of Barrow. When the time to die came, they choose instead to plant themselves, transforming into the mighty oaks that now continue to provide magic through their roots, deep into the soil of the gardens.

Described as growing ‘like ladders for giants or gods’, the oaks are as majestic and regal as the magicians they once were, so powerful they cannot die.

Leaf Pin

A leaf pin is worn by all apprentices, given to symbolize their status as a magician’s apprentice by the duke.

Glass House

Caleb grows specialty plants and herbs in a 'glass house'. There is a saying that 'people in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks'.

Caleb threw his rock when he began to cut down the five wizard trees, creating a...

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