|(This is the cover on the copy I'm using, |
except mine is the 11th printing, not the 5th.)
And Shane is learning too -- learning that yes, there are good and kind people in this world still.
And the rain outside was a far distance away and meaningless because the friendly feeling in our kitchen was enough to warm all our world (p. 12).
"I can admire toughness. The right kind" (p. 13).
He was a man like father in whom a boy could believe in the simple knowing that what was beyond comprehension was still clean and solid and right (p. 17).
Possible Discussion Questions:
Do you think the stump is symbolic? If so, of what?
After the confrontation with the peddler, "Shane's eyes lost their sharp focus on Ledyard and it seemed to me that reflected in them was some pain deep within him (p. 16). Any thoughts on what that pain might be about?