Where the Red Fern Grows

by Wilson Rawls

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Who provided Billy with the dogs in Where the Red Fern Grows?

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Billy works picking blackberries for two years and selling them to his grandpa until he gets enough money to pay for the dogs.  He had seen the advertisement for Redbone hounds in a fisherman's catalog, and his Grandpa places the order for the dogs from his store.

So Billy doesn't order them from a particular person, but from a company.  The dogs are shipped and he has to sneak out at night and make his way to a town 20 miles away to pick the dogs up.  His Grandpa would be the closest to a specific person who helps him to get his dogs.

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