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To cheer Billy up, Grandpa enters him in a championship coon hunt. With the money the dogs have earned over time from the coonskins and the jackpot, the family can finally move to town in the spring and the children can receive an education.
The incident haunts Billy. His family cannot afford them, however, so Billy works odd jobs for two years and saves up the money to buy them. The money from the hunting contest and all the money made from selling coonskins enabled them to move and this was what Mama had been praying for, for a long time.
They are frozen from the storm, but Billy revives them by warming them in a fire. He has to sleep overnight in a cave and this is when he decides on the names for his two new pups. Here are some ways our essay examples library can help you with your assignment: Brainstorm a strong, interesting topic Learn what works and what doesn't from the reader's perspective.
Billy is determined to have the dogs. He knows the Indian legend about a little boy and girl who had been lost in a blizzard and froze to death. But there are other elements that make this dedication meaningful.
He assesses that Little Ann is going to be the smart dog of the two. As the legend goes, only an angel can plant the seeds of a red fern, which never dies and makes the spot sacred.