Chapter 12 Summary

It is a beautiful morning, and the Starretts and Shane eat a leisurely breakfast before the two men do their chores and go to town. After they ride off for Wright’s funeral, Bob mopes around the house, unable to settle into anything for long. Later Marian sees him standing and staring down the road and plays Parcheesi with him on the porch, squealing like a child whenever she makes a good play. After that, she brings out apples and books, reading aloud to her son until she has to hurry to fix dinner for the men.

It is almost like a holiday when Starrett and Shane come home as no one had worked all day and the adults are determined not to let the business with Fletcher ruin their day. Wright’s funeral was good....

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