When the Legends Die - Part 3, Chapter 35 Summary & Analysis

Hal Borland
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Part 3, Chapter 35 Summary

Tom Black becomes a living legend. When rodeo folk talk about the greats, they always come around to talking about Tom Black. Some will ask why he never won a championship and the reply is, "Old Man Satan never had to win a title to prove how good he was." With Tom, the reference to the devil is inevitable. Tom is called 'Devil Tom' and folklore grows up around him. Some say he and the Devil are first cousins, who quarreled and the Devil chopped off Tom Black's tail. Tom Black was so enraged that the Devil had to turn himself into a bronco to get away. Not knowing which bronco is the Devil, Tom Black has to kill or maim every bronco he rides, to make sure he gets the right one.

Another story says Tom and the Devil are...

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