When the Legends Die - Part 4, Chapter 46 Summary & Analysis

Hal Borland
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Part 4, Chapter 46 Summary

Woodward comes back to collect the sheep for the winter. Tom follows the herd down, out of the mountain, keeping the drags moving. That night at the camp, Tom and Woodward talk about the bear Tom saw. Woodward is sure it was a cinnamon brown bear, because the last of the grizzlies was shot the year before. Tom is not so sure, but this talk makes him change his plans again.

Tom rides to town with Woodward, stocks up his pack with supplies and heads back up the trail to Horse Mountain.

Part 4, Chapter 46 Analysis

The memory and image of the bear is beckoning Tom back to the mountain. Tom cannot continue with his plans until he faces the bear. Symbolically, Tom has to reunite his two spirits, once again and he has healed enough to know this.

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