When the Legends Die - Part 3, Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

Hal Borland
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Part 3, Chapter 39 Summary

Mary Redmond is Tom's nurse and she tries to make friends with him. Tom is angry, rude and non-cooperative. Tom challenges her to see if she knows who he is and she does. Tom is the man who rode ten horses to death. The legend has grown to ten now, including the one he killed at the Garden, the one that put him in the hospital. Mary challenges him, "You aren't proud of being cruel, are you?"

Tom recounts the dead horses - it is really only seven, but what does that matter? The nightmares return and he relives the ride that put him in the hospital. Analyzing his dreams and his ride, he knows it is his fear that forced the fall. Relieved to finally face his fear, he wants to start over again. However, according to the code of...

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