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Unformatted text preview: Grandfather Grady Never alive in the novel, he died too soon to pass the ranch on to his grandson. It is his funeral scene that begins the novel. A kind man who never let anyone speak ill of his daughter (John Grady's mother) and who refused to have a funeral until dog tags at least came home. "He never gave up," John Grady recounts to Cole. Cole The father of John Grady, a World War II veteran who was a prisoner of war. His marriage to John Grady's mother has failed. He has made money in the oil fields and at gambling, but he makes no attempt to buy the ranch or resist his wife's divorce papers. He takes long horse rides with John Grady and tries to give him advice. Mother Never given a name, the mother of John Grady left him in the care of the Mexican women at the ranch and went to Los Angeles when he was a baby. She is now pursuing an acting career in the ranch and went to Los Angeles when he was a baby....
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- Fall '08