Chapter 15 Summary

Billy is traveling with his father and his grandfather so his hounds can compete in a regional competition. They journey all day and stop at night to rest. They make camp and prepare an evening meal. Billy’s grandfather insists that he feed his hounds corned beef hash rather than the corn meal mush they ordinarily eat.

Sitting before the campfire with his grandfather, Billy and his father share stories about the hounds. For instance, Billy explains that Old Dan will not eat before Little Ann has the opportunity to do so. Billy’s father recounts an incident in which two biscuits had been thrown from the house into the yard. Rather than eat the biscuits, Old Dan picked them from the ground and carried them around the...

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