Old Yeller - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Fred Gipson
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Burn Sanderson tells Mama his best dog has disappeared and after inquiring around Bud Searcy had told him that Travis's family has his dog. Mama is sad and tells Travis to call Old Yeller. Travis is upset as well and is mad at Bud Searcy for saying anything. He goes down to the creek to get Old Yeller who is playing with Little Arliss. When they return, Sanderson looks as though he feels bad about taking Old Yeller. He offers Mama, calling her Mrs. Coates, to keep Old Yeller until Papa comes home. Mama says no because the longer they keep Old Yeller the harder it will be to give him up.

When Burn Sanderson ties a rope around Old Yeller, gets on his horse and turns to leave, Little Arliss catches on to what is happening and starts screaming. He starts throwing rocks at Burn Sanderson...

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