along with the Sign of Hope, is normally bestowed
upon those whose struggles in life will be difficult
and demanding, with little or no reward.
This brass is
given to them as a reminder that their endeavours
are never in vain and to inspire them to overcome
the obstacles placed in their path. Jenkin Nettle
bore this sign and it was this which his father
discovered in the owl pellet of Mahoot after
his son was murdered.