Chapter 5 Summary

Soon it seems as if Shane has always been part of the Starrett household. The amount of work the two men accomplish is astounding, and the Starretts will be able to raise even more cattle next year because of their efforts. It is obvious that Shane has had some experience driving cattle, and he seems happy here.

It is the happiest summer of Bob’s life. The undercurrent of trouble in the valley seems to have dissipated. Fletcher has been gone most of the summer, trying to get new contracts for his cattle. While he is gone, Fletcher’s ranch hands are rowdy in town but rarely cause any real trouble. The homesteaders actually like these men, and relations are surprisingly friendly.

Bob’s hero has always...

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