When the Legends Die - Part 3, Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

Hal Borland
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Part 3, Chapter 24 Summary

Red gloats over how he has tricked the betting crowd. Tom relived the day, remembering how he had ridden the last horse to its death. Tom recognizes that his violence is aimed at what Red represented. Tom became sick again, his head spinning.

Red stops in a town, buys liquor and starts drinking, offering some to Tom. The liquor makes Tom sicker. Eventually, they arrive back at the homestead, Red drunk and loudly singing. Meo takes care of them both, bringing food and coffee. Meo asks Tom if he won. Tom replies he lost. Meo asks if he had then ridden again and Tom replied that he had and he rode the horse to death. Meo replied, "Ah-h-h. He won."

Part 3, Chapter 24 Analysis

Tom's violence is confirmed to be directed at the twisted spirit of the white man, represented by Red...

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