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Just then, LaBoeuf appears and holds Chaney at gun point, having snuck up the backside of the hill. The Question and Answer section for True Grit is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.

Eventually he realizes that she and her lawyer—Lawyer Daggett—will build a strong case, and after much haggling, Mattie convinces him to buy back the ponies and to pay for the horse that Chaney stole, since it was on Stonehill’s property when Chaney took it. Mattie spends a week at the doctor’s, where they’re forced to amputate her arm because of the snake venom. The deckhand leads her to the top of a hill, but she tricks him and rides away, steering her horse through a narrow part of the river and thrashing through the water until she’s on the other side. After this introduction, participants crossed the street to the Wallowa Community Center to hear Paul VanDevelder, author of Savages and Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America’s Road to Empire through Indian Territory, give a lecture that provided context for the time in which Mattie lived and the kinds of prejudices, historical events, and attitudes toward Native Americans that would have been prevalent at the time True Grit took place.

When Chaney’s body hits the ground, he crushes an old human skeleton lying nearby—a skeleton full of hibernating rattlesnakes, which suddenly slither all around Mattie, eventually biting her in the hand. [W]e featured a Dutch-oven cooking contest and potluck. ― Charles Portis, quote from True Grit “Nothing I like to do pays well.” ... , memorable and interesting quotes from great books. According to Rooster, he and Potter approached with their guns drawn, but the Whartons attacked, so they had to shoot. Or maybe this is just my imagination. Ned approaches Rooster and prepares to kill him, but LaBoeuf takes aim from the hill and shoots Ned where he stands. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. I think the revival of the term had as much to do with the charisma of Robert Duvall’s portrayal of ned pepper as the term itself. Struggling with distance learning? Returning to Stonehill, Mattie buys back one of the ponies (whom she names Blackie) and sets out early the next morning, knowing Rooster and LaBoeuf are planning on beginning their journey on a small ferry. Just before she’s about to lose consciousness, Rooster propels himself down and grabs her, and LaBoeuf hoists them out. "Rooster" Cogburn

Our snake education program, again for families, truly brought out those with enough grit to be in the presence of the snakes from our local zoo.". True Grit is an example of historical fiction. Tom Chaney Read an Excerpt . Nonetheless, this is what she does after her father’s murder. He can be said to share with Mattie Ross her opinion of its detractors, with its own exclamation point, "People who don't like Arkansas can go to the devil!". When Chaney becomes LaBoeuf’s hostage, they begin to watch Cogburn (Rooster) kill Ned Pepper and all his friends by shooting them with his gun at the considerable distance. After the conflict, Tom Chaney wants to kill Mattie, but LaBoeuf appears and prevents Mattie Ross from killing. In his unforgettable characters, he explores the meaning of friendship, courage, and fidelity to a moral code. How perfect are they? Not affiliated with Harvard College. While he’s on the stand, Rooster explains that he and his longtime partner, Potter, came upon the last three Wharton men shortly after the criminals murdered a man and robbed him. Looking down, Mattie sees Ned Pepper and his gang riding on the plain, where Rooster suddenly appears and charges them at full speed, shooting while holding the reins with his teeth.