When the Legends Die - Part 3, Chapter 30 Summary & Analysis

Hal Borland
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Part 3, Chapter 30 Summary

Tom draws a mean bronco for his last ride for the go-round. The crowd applauds when they recognize Tom and then are silent while they witness his cold viciousness and superb skill. Tom comes out on top in this round, but a judge questions if he is trying to kill himself or every horse he rode. Tom challenges that the rode clean and suggests it does not matter to him whether or not he dies.

The next day, Tom finds out Red is in jail, drunk. Tom decides to leave him there. Tom takes Red's pickup truck and trades it in for a black Buick convertible, hitches the trailer to it and then goes back for the final go-round, which he wins. Bailing Red out of jail, Tom loads him, still drunk, into the Buick and heads for home.

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