• The narrator states that he had to kill Old Yeller.
• The setting is Birdsong Creek in Texas after the Civil War.
• The narrator's father is going on a cattle drive to Abilene.
• Little Arliss is the narrator's five year old brother.
• The narrator, Travis, is fourteen years old.
• Travis is left to be the man of the house while Papa is away.
• Mama tells Little Arliss to listen to what Travis says.
• The yeller dog appears the day after Papa leaves.
• Travis sees that the dog stole the meat from the dog run.
• The thieving dog has a chewed off ear, a stub tail, and is big and ugly.
• Travis kicks and yells at the dog
• Little Arliss hits Travis with a stick for kicking the dog.
• Mama says that Arliss can keep the dog.
• Travis is angry about the dog and decides to...
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