He belonged to me, to father and mother and me, and nothing could ever spoil that (p. 118).
I would see him there in the road, tall and terrible in the moonlight, going down to kill or be killed, and stopping to help a stumbling boy and to look out over the land, the lovely land, where that boy had a chance to live out his boyhood and grow straight inside as a man should (p. 118).
He was the man who rode into our little valley out of the heart of the great glowing West and when his work was done rode back whence he had come and he was Shane (p. 119).
Possible Discussion Questions:
What did you think of this book? Is there anything else you'd like to discuss that we haven't touched on yet?
How do you think knowing Shane helped Bob "grow straight inside as a man should" (p. 118)?
Be sure to check out the giveaway I'm holding to celebrate the end of this read-along! I'm giving away the 1953 movie version of Shane (which I've reviewed here) and three other westerns that are somehow related to it.
Thank you so much for reading this with me! This has been the most satisfying read-along I have ever hosted. Thank you.