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Amongst Martine's several surrogate mother figures is a part-Zulu, part-Haitian woman named Grace, who provides potions, muti, that Martine can use to near-miraculously heal a buffalo or an elephant, as well as cryptic prophecies which Martine has to unriddle and act upon at crucial points in the story.
A Fragment"--"No, no-where can unriddle, though I search, / And pore on Nature's universal scroll" (2:150-51)--joins him with Keats's other characters who are perplexed during their wanderings through a text.
But I will unriddle for you the thought of his mind,