Chapter 14 Summary

A few days after Rubin Pritchard’s death, a young neighbor brings Billy a message that his grandfather wants him to visit him at the store. Billy loves his grandfather but he dreads the visit, presuming that his grandfather wants to discuss Rubin’s accidental death. The memories of that night incessantly haunt Billy, and he wants to forget the entire episode.

The next day, Billy begins his trip to town. He scolds his hounds for trying to follow him. Eventually, however, he relents, and the hounds contentedly accompany him to town. When he reaches the store, Billy’s grandfather asks him to recount the events on the night of Rubin’s death. Billy explains everything that happened. His grandfather states that he...

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