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Unformatted text preview: It takes a month to build Vaillant's wagon. Latour believes this will be his final parting with his good friend. Vaillant believes Divine Providence brought him back to Santa Fe just in time for him to receive orders to Denver, but Latour confesses he brought Vaillant back because he was lonely for his company. Vaillant realizes how difficult it is for Latour to make friends. When Vaillant tells Latour that he is taking Contento with him to Denver, Latour tells him to take Angelica as well, because the mules will not understand why they must be separated. His friend's consideration for the animals' relationship causes Vaillant to cry, dropping a tear on the letter he is writing. Vaillant leaves the next day with Sabino and his oldest son. Latour rides part of the way with him, bids him goodbye, and rides back alone with his thoughts of solitude. But he is filled with a presence bids him goodbye, and rides back alone with his thoughts of solitude....
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- Fall '11