And now,'' said Locksley, ``I will crave your Grace's permission to plant such a mark as
is used in the North Country; and welcome every brave yeoman who shall try a shot at it to win a smile from the bonny lass he loves best.
He has only to put her through an unconscious examination by getting her to read and mark a
few of his favourite authors, and he is thus in possession of the master clues of her character.
So David Rhoads and Donald Michie, Mark as
Story (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1982), 113-14.
His conversion indicts a crew member's searing words, uttered shortly before the Allmuseri uprising, which characterize Calhoun as a shallow, worthless, anonymous piece of cargo: "'Once we reach New Orleans the rest of us kin sign on to other ships, and Calhoun'll go on his own way, like he's always done, believin' in nothin', belongin' to nobody, driftin' here and there and dyin', probably, in a ditch without so much as leavin' a mark on the world - or as much of a mark as
you get from writin' on water'" (88).
It initially encountered selling pressure against the mark as
investors sought to cover their intra-European exposures by buying marks.