Chapter 5 Summary

Billy decides it is time to collect his puppies, so he walks to the depot. Upon arriving, he looks inside and sees the stationmaster at work. He becomes very anxious and paces back and forth along the platform. The stationmaster notices him and comes out. To break the ice, the stationmaster strikes up a casual conversation with Billy about the weather. Then he scans the boy’s appearance and asks him where he lives. When the narrator tells him, he informs him that he is waiting for a boy from that area named Billy Colman to take delivery of two hound pups. He answers that he is Billy Colman. Then the stationmaster takes him inside the depot to get his puppies.

When the stationmaster shows Billy his puppies, he feels...

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