From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
by Stephen King
The Shining Chapter 58 Summary How It All Goes Down
Epilogue/Summer Halloran is working in a lodge in Maine. It's almost the dinner hour. He walks down to one of the cabins and talks to the woman who is reading in a chair on the porch. She's sitting very straight because of the injuries to her back, and she looks much older. She looks like a woman who has been through something very hard. When she sees him, she greets him happily. He asks her where Danny is, and she points to the tan boy with the fishing rod on the dock. Halloran asks her if he's still having nightmares about the Overlook. She says they are becoming less frequent. He tells her he thinks Danny will be all right. She isn't convinced. Halloran tries to reassure her. Wendy tells Halloran that she's taking a job that Al Shockley found for her in Maryland. Plus, she has enough money from Jack's life insurance to pay for Danny to go to college. Halloran says he hope Wendy won't forget him, and then goes down to talk to Danny. They are quiet for a time. Halloran can tell Danny is missing Jack. He tells Halloran he feels really guilty and sometimes thinks it would have been better if he (Danny) had died in the flames of the Overlook, instead of Jack. Danny can't talk about it with Wendy, because she is trying to erase it from her mind. It's a little harder for Danny. He cries hard in Halloran's arms. Halloran tries to comfort him, to make him believe things will get better. He tells Danny that if things ever go wrong, he can still call him. For now, Danny needs to get on with his life. Danny feels a pulling on his line. He's hooked a rainbow trout! The Shining closes with Wendy, Danny, and Halloran sitting "on the end of the dock in the afternoon sun" (58.83).
People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...