When the Legends Die - Part 3, Chapter 34 Summary & Analysis

Hal Borland
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Part 3, Chapter 34 Summary

Tom is at a rodeo in Montana. Tom's first ride leaves him dizzy, with pain in his arm and ribs. Tom makes a hard-driving ride anyway and then goes to his hotel to recuperate. The next day, he enters the finals, dizzy, bleary-eyed, queasy and stumbling with weariness. The announcer introduces him to the crowd as "the old devil-killer himself." Tom rides the horse like a fiend until the horse snorts bloody foam. Tom stumbles back to his hotel and sleeps for two days, out of sheer exhaustion and then he drives to the next show and then the next.

Tom finishes the season in California with the nickname 'devil-killer,' and no one wonders who is the real devil is who Tom is trying to kill.

Two seasons pass and Tom is now known as 'Killer Tom Black'. Legends are...

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