When the Legends Die - Part 3, Chapter 40 Summary & Analysis

Hal Borland
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Part 3, Chapter 40 Summary

Mary is helping Tom with his physical therapy. Tom is in a wheelchair now, learning quickly and starting to build strength in his muscles. Mary compliments him on being courageous and determined and asks if that is what he learned riding the broncos. Tom tells her they are mean outlaws and you either learn to ride or you get hurt.

Mary tells Tom she likes dogs but does not like cats. They are too independent.

Tom works alone to rehabilitate his muscles. Tom is determined to walk again and ride again. Tom is pushing himself beyond what is approved for his rehabilitation and Mary is frustrated over her lack of control. Tom demonstrates to the doctor that he can walk, though it takes an extreme effort at this point. The doctor is willing to move up his release schedule, but he...

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