Old Yeller Setting & Symbolism

Fred Gipson
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Birdsong Creek

Where Travis's family's settlement is. When Mama and Papa first came to settle they camped along the creek and the mockingbirds were singing and the bee myrtle was blooming. Mama liked it so much that she named it and told Papa they would build right there. It is here where Mama and Lisbeth stop for a drink of water after burning the Spot heifer and the mad wolf tries to get them.

Dog Run

The area between the two rooms of the log cabin that is covered by a roof. Travis and his family use the area to hang meat and keep it cool. Since it is cool there it is a nice place to sit and visit or sleep in hot months. The day Papa leaves, Little Arliss is punished and has to sit in the dog run. Travis first finds Old Yeller in the...

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