Where the Red Fern Grows - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

It is Billy's night to hunt now, and he and Papa and Grandpa all pile into the buggy along with the dogs and the judge. It seems the other hunters are also trying to move out of the already-hunted area. The dogs strike out immediately and the hunters follow. When the dogs bawl that they have found a trail, Billy lets Grandpa give the answering whoop. As they wait for the dogs to run the coon their way, the men hear a loud roar and discover that the coon has run into the camp and is being "whooped" by many men. Soon the dogs bawl that it is treed and Papa stings the coon with his special pistol. The coon drops from the tree and the dogs kill him. They skin the coon and start all over again.

The dogs tree another coon across the river, and...

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