The Question and Answer section for Touching Spirit Bear is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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Whenever he stumbled, he imagined a day in his life when he had stumbled.
Edwin places Cole on one side of the library. Edwin joins Cole and they attempt to walk the line together. There is much pushing. The second time they try it, Edwin knocks Cole sprawling to the ground. Edwin's point is that sometimes it takes...
No, Cole has yet to take responsibility for his actions. The attack, however, in addition to lying there broken, as well as the months spent healing will begin the path to taking responsibility.