Chapter 4 Summary

The baking soda can finally contains the fifty dollars Billy needs to buy the hound pups, and his grandfather has written to the kennel in Kentucky to see if the pups are still available and if they still cost fifty dollars. Billy races to his grandfather’s store day after day to see if the kennel has written in response to their inquiries. Again and again, he is disappointed to find that they have received no response.

Then one day, his grandfather gives him good news. The kennel has finally responded and the pups are available. Furthermore, the kennel had reduced the price from twenty-five dollars per pup to twenty dollars each. But there is still one obstacle: Billy will have to travel to the distant town of...

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