At first, it was, as I have said, rather bracing and tonic. For after the dream there is no reason why you should not go back and face the fact which you have fled from (even if the fact seems to be that you have, by digging up the truth about the past, handed over Anne Stanton to Willie Start), for any place to which you may flee will now be like the place from which you have fled, and you might as well go back, after all, to the place where you belong, for nothing was your fault or anybody's fault, for things are always as they are. Any you can go back in good spirits, for you will have learned tow very great truths. First, that you cannot lose what you have never had. Second, that you are never guilty of a crime which you did not commit. so there s innocence and a new start in the West, after all.
If you believe the dream you dream when you go there."
Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men