True Grit is about a little girls named Mattie Rose and her adventure to find her
father's murderer Tom Chaney. She encounters several obstacles in her path for
vengeance. Whether it was sickness, money troubles, snake bites, Mattie with her
admirable determination was able over come them.
The book starts off with Mattie's father taking in Tom Chaney under the
impression that Tom was a decent man. Little did Mattie's father know his faith in his
ability to judge one's character would lead to his unexpected demise. A couple of days
later, her father, after allowing Tom in, had to run to town to do some errands. He
thought that his new guest should come along since he could use the manpower to bring back some thing from town.
Mattie was uncomfortable with this but she trusted her father and so she let him go alone
Days later she receives word that her father had been murdered by a man that could only
be described as a man with a burn on his mouth and a rifle that belonged to him that was
wrapped around his shoulder by a cotton string.
Once Mattie heard this she automatically knew it was Tom Chaney.