21 The Passing Song

  1. Why does Willow John keep looking toward the west as he dies?
  2. Where does Willow John want to be buried? In what way does his burial spot foreshadow future events in Little Tree’s life?
  3. What is Granpa referring to when he says to Little Tree, “It was good, Little Tree. Next time, it will be better. I’ll be seein’ ye”?
  4. How does Granma die?
  5. Why does Little Tree leave his job to take Blue Boy to the mountain?
  6. How do you think Little Tree feels after Blue Boy dies?