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1. Billy talks about being a hunter from the time he could walk. What were you like as a very young child? How have your youthful dreams influenced who you are now?

2. Have you ever wanted something so much it affected your eating and sleeping habits? Explain.

3. Billy's grandfather says that determination is good for a boy to have. More than anything, Billy wants two redbone coonhounds to train for hunting. How does Billy acquire them?

4. Taking into account the Coleman family's financial position, would it have been easier for Billy to just give up?

How does setting a goal and achieving that goal help a person grow and mature? How did it help Billy?

5. Billy's mother compares him to the young Daniel Boone. How is her comment an accurate description of him?

6. Trapping is a fully acceptable activity for Billy. What do people think of this activity...

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