In their buggy grandpa, papa, and Billy moved, once they had found a good place to stop for the night they set up camp. After they had eaten dinner they went to bed. They next morning grandpa was poring coffee and Billy noticed there were three cups.
Papa and grandpa took a cup and there sat one more cup of coffee. Billy reached for it and no one stopped him. Thinking to himself Billy said “ They see me as an adult now”. Once Billy had finished his coffee he said “ well we better get going”. They packed there things up and left.
The next night grandpa and papa already fell asleep, But Billy was still awake. He was so excited about getting to camp he couldn’t sleep. Then in the silence Billy heard a screech owl, he prayed and prayed that he wouldn’t hear another. Then he heard it again, Billy “thought was it the same one and it just flew over to another tree” grandfather woke up and told him to go back to sleep.
The next morning Billy told his father about the screech owl and papa said “that’s just a story people tell you make the bad luck happen”. Once they were at the camp Billy saw the marshal, and then they went to there tent. As Billy walked his dogs to the tent he heard people saying “ that’s the boy with the two coon hounds”.
The next day Billy entered Little Ann in the beauty contest. But before the contest Billy took Little Ann into the tent and looked her over. Then he took grandpa’s good hairbrush and the butter and rubbed and brushed her. Then Billy thought to himself “ now you look good for the contest”. All the men gathered around to watch the contest, one by one the dogs where taken away. Then it was just Little Ann and another dog.
To end the contest the dogs had to walk on the table. The other dog messed up so it was up to Little Ann. She walked across the table and she won. That night everyone got there hunting nights and the hunt began.