Hawthorne thus represents in Sweet Fern incipient Jacksonian manhood, the very formation he interrogates in "The Golden Touch" but then reinforces when, in defiance of the story's sympathies, the boy asks Eustace to tell him "how big" Marygold
was, and "how much" she weighed, after Midas transformed her into gold (7:59).
In recent years, alpacas have sold for as much as $325,000, but Marygold
sells hers for $15,000 to $25,000.
Despite her name, Marygold
is not allied with the common marigold (a difference partially signaled by the altered spelling), but with the most transcendent and poetic of flowers, the rose (the symbolic antithesis of the gold coin), in particular the "beautifullest, and sweetest roses, that any mortal ever saw or smelt" (7:41).
Names such as Periwinkle, Plantain, and Cowslip remind the reader that Marygold
, who also bears the name of a flower, was the object of her father's alchemy when she was changed from a human child into a metallic substance, albeit gold.
is a daughter of Contrary Mary, who won eight times for trainer John Akehurst and owner-breeder Tony Pitt.
The team, which also includes mother and daughter Marygold
and Jessica Holliday, have joined a group from the International League for the Protection of the Horse, travelling with a team of gauchos from Rio de Janeiro to the coastline of Parati.
King said: "I'm very pleased for his owner, Marygold
Ehtefaal's owner Marygold
O'Kelly collapsed leaving the owners' stand as her gelding was being saddled for the handicap hurdle and missed the eight-year-old's six-length victory over Redgrave Wolf, under a good ride from claimer Cummins.