Let's throw rocks at the marigolds and see if the witch catches us!
I can't rely on my wife to feed us and provide money to pay our bills!
Lizabeth would throw rocks at Mrs. Lotties marigolds with her friends as a child as an expression of hatred towards the flowers because they thought they didn't belong in the run-down garden.
One night, Lizabeth could fall asleep. All she could hear was the argument from her two parents about their financial position after her dad lost his job. She was left confused and fearful.
After hearing her two parents argue, Lizabeth climbed out of her window with her brother who didn't hear his parents because he was sleeping. She arrived at Mrs. Lotties house and couldn't control her self as she ripped out the marigolds of the garden as a last act of childhood.