Chapter 10 Summary

Billy’s mother makes him a coonskin cap from the raccoon he captured in the big sycamore tree. Following his first triumph, Billy and his hounds spend every night in the woods hunting raccoons. He credits his hound pups for his success. Old Dan and Little Ann use their combined hunting skills to track even the most cunning raccoons, and Billy proudly displays the hides on the wall of the smokehouse.

Billy’s grandfather speculated earlier that raccoon hides would increase in value as people begin to use them to make coats and other fashions. Billy profits from the rising prices as his grandfather predicted. As Billy amasses the coonskins, he sells them at his grandfather’s store. His grandfather does not give his...

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