marbles

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a children's game played with little balls made of a hard substance (as glass)

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the basic human power of intelligent thought and perception

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The unnamed (wordless) Mrs Risley is the guardian of the past--of memory: she keeps the cat's eye marble until Elaine is ready to see it again; she remembers the "bad time" when Elaine is still unready to do so (53z).
This type of coldness is metaphorically figured in Elaine's dream of the "brilliant and glassy" cat's eye marble falling into her out of the sky, "without hurting, except that it's cold" (196).