Like I said, I'm having some trouble writing about this chapter.
"When there's noise, you know where to look and what's happening. When things are quiet, you've got to be most careful" (p. 82).
I was pressed close to mother, grateful for her arms around me. I noticed that she had little attention for the other men. She was watching Shane, bitter and silent across the room (p. 87).
"Now he'll head straight for the one real man in this valley, the man who's held you here and will go on trying to hold you and keep for you what's yours as long as there's life in him" (p. 88).
"You seem to know a lot about that kind of dirty business," Ed Howells said, with maybe an edge of malice to his voice.
Shane let the words lie there, plain and short and ugly. His face was stern and behind the hard front of his features was a sadness that fought to break through (p. 89).
"We've got to be the kind of people Shane thinks we are" (p. 92).
Possible Discussion Questions:
Joe says, "Shane won his fight before ever he came riding into this valley. It's been tough enough on him already. Should we let him lose just because of us?" (p. 91). What fight do you think he's talking about here? What might Shane lose if they stay and take Fletcher on?