Dearest Mother,
I am about to embark on a great adventure. I have learned that Tom Chaney had fled into the wild and I shall assist the authorities in pursuit. You know that Papa would want me to be firm in the right, as he always was. So do not fear on my account. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil. The author of all things watches over me. And I have a fine horse. Kiss Little Frankie for me, and pinch Violet’s cheek. Their Papa’s death will soon be avenged.

True Grit, 2011