Night of the Howling Dogs Setting & Symbolism

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The Quartermaster box

The Quartermaster box holds everything the troop will need for the outing—a giant cooler and a big cook stove, lanterns, ropes and machetes and first-aid kits.

Dylan's glasses

Dylan's glasses, without which he's practically blind. They play a big part in Dylan's journey.

The wall in Casey's garage

This is where members of the troop as well as the scoutmasters measure and mark their height. Mr. Bellows, the scoutmaster, is tallest, at six foot one.

Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa, Hawaii's mountain volcano. The troop drives in Mr. Bellows's Ford van to a point high on the mountain's flank in preparation for their hike to the secluded beach below.

Halape

Halape, a secret spot frequented only by fishermen. There is a coconut grove and a few rude shelters for sleeping. Below is a gorgeous white sand beach.

The crack

The crack is a deep...

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