"thought of the Sacrifice Poles"

The sacrifice poles are Frank’s doing – they are poles standing on the perimeter of his territory, upon which he places the heads of various animals, which he has obviously sacrificed. He later refers to the poles as his “totems”, which are animals or other natural objects that used for protection and ritual purposes, or to symbolise a clan or family. The Sacrifice Poles are the first items we come across that show Frank’s love for and belief in ritual.