* The narrator, whose last name is Shepherd but whose first name is not mentioned, paints a humorous portrait of growing up in a small Indiana town in the forties.
* His town, Hohman, is known for its steel mills and oil refineries, two of the largest employers in the region.
* The narrator lives in a modest, lower middle class home with his little brother Randy and his parents, referred to as Mother and the Old Man.
* Their lives become more interesting and challenging when the Bumpus family moves next door, complete with a collection of animals including countless hounds that torment the Old Man.
* The Bumpus family moves into their new home in the middle of the night and starts playing their Gene Autry record.
* The Old Man rushes to his bedroom window to see what all...
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