Chapter 18 Summary

As daylight approaches, the blizzard subsides and a more peaceful snowfall settles on the area. Billy’s dogs have been outside all night long, and he had no idea where they are. As he listens for them, he hears the sounds of a rescue team that has been combing the woods in search of his team of hunters. Evidently, the horses had broken loose from the wagon during the night and wandered back into camp. Those in the camp realized the hunting team was stranded and organized a search party; the hunters had spent the entire night looking for Billy and his team.

When Billy explains that his hounds are somewhere in the forest stalking a treed raccoon, the hunters are amazed at their tenacity. Then one of them reports that...

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