When the Legends Die - Part 4, Chapter 44 Summary & Analysis

Hal Borland
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Part 4, Chapter 44 Summary

One night, Tom dreams of Blue Elk. Tom is a man in his dream, but Blue Elk is speaking to him as though he is still a boy, telling him the 'old ways' are gone and Tom must learn to read and write and plow a field. Tom tells him he is 'Devil Tom Black', the Killer. Tom tells him he killed Blue Elk, Benny Grayback and the others. Tom would have killed Red Dillon, but Dillon killed himself. Then, Blue Elk turns into Red Dillon and is laughing at him, telling him that when he feels that way, he should take it out on the horses, where he has a chance. Tom responds, "I took it out on the horses!" Blue Elk is back again and Tom is a boy, chanting old songs for the earth, water, days and seasons...

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