Only then does he tell his plan to his , who helps arrange the purchase. When they finally find them, Billy's grandfather sprains his ankle. Billy going to town on his own and showing the discipline and more importantly, the maturity to buy his dogs furthermore proves the point that having an important responsibility gives you a sense of adulthood. Sometimes, coons try to trick his dogs, and Old Dan gets into trouble. In the morning, the hunters find them covered with ice circling the tree. The night of the runoff the two hounds, which besides being the smallest dogs in the competition are also the most bonded pair, tree a raccoon right away.
Some similarities are how Billy saves money to buy his coon hounds. The dogs take down two of them, and chase the third one to another tree. First he showed discipline and a sense of responsibility when he had to save the 50 dollars to buy his dogs. It was followed by a sequel in 1992, which starred , , , and. Based on the Wilson Rawls novel, set in the Ozarks of the 1930s, the film is about a place where people are good to one another, during a time when hard work and compassion are rewarded.
He has found a hole at the base of the tree, climbs inside the hole, and makes his way up the tree until he finds the hole which lets out at the branch he sits on. The dogs are the talk of the country due to their success and Grandpa's bragging. While at the competition a major symbol of him growing up is that before his first hunt his father and grandfather pour three cups of coffee instead of two. Billy goes raccoon hunting crazy and becomes a successful hunter. Billy and his hounds go hunting almost every night and become well-known in the Ozarks. When he arrives in town, he begins to feel immense guilt for his actions, or lack of them. After hunting for a year Billy signs up for a hunting tournament, competing against men who are both older and more experienced hunters.
When this happened you may have unknowingly taken a step closer to adulthood and being a more mature person. Grandpa has Billy enter Little Ann into the beauty competition and she wins. According to legend, only an can plant one. Billy Coleman, along with his 3 sisters and parents, live on a farm in the heavily forested Ozark Mountains in the Great Depression. In the book he has three; in the movie he has two. Billy travels to get his dogs, soon named Old Dan and Little Ann inspired by a tree and trains them to tree and catch raccoons with the help of his grandfather, his motivational figure because of his encouragement for Billy.
Old Dan is not as tall as the other dogs, but he is heavy making him a strong hunter. Rubin then lets his dog, Old Blue, attack Old Dan and Little Ann, and Rubin starts to beat Billy. Do you remember your first dog? Immediately, Little Ann wins the beauty contest. The dogs or sometimes a single dog trail the scent of a wily coon through the woods at night raccoons are nocturnal. He walks to a nearby town, Tahlequah, and picks up his dogs.
That night Papa tells the children, the family, thanks to Billy's winnings, now has enough money to move into town. His whole family benefits from the innate hunting abilities of Old Dan and Little Ann. The legend is also true. One night Old Dan and Little Ann see a mountain lion, and it attacks. They went hunting every night and skinned many coons. Billy does not completely recover until on the day of the move; he goes to visit the dogs' graves and finds a giant red fern. Billy thinks all hope is lost and that his dogs are dead.
On the fourth night of the hunt, Old Dan and Little Ann chase three raccoons, making it to the final round. The other hunters are impressed by the hounds and by Billy, because he is so earnest and young. Old Dan howls defiantly, and the big cat attacks. GradeSaver, 1 May 2002 Web. He wades out into the frigid water to save Little Ann. The dogs constantly want to be at Billy's side, which is only a problem when he wants to go to his grandfather's store to sell his hides. Billy shows maturity when he tries to save the money for the dogs.
Billy winning the competition and being offered coffee shows his transition to becoming a young adult. He dies the next day. We also finally get to meet the dogs that he has waited three years to possess. His grandfather shows him a way to set a trap that will catch even a clever coon. Also, do you remember the devastation you felt when this beloved animal died? Both dogs' lives are endangered at different points, but with bravery and intelligence they all help each other out of jams. Before it starts, he enters Little Ann into a conformation contest, where she wins the silver cup.
In the back of the magazine is an advertisement for redbone hunting hounds. Billy is excited and Grandpa has already entered Old Dan and Little Ann. To train Old Dan and Little Ann, Billy traps a with the help of his grandfather and uses its pelt to teach them to hunt. An additional example is when Billy took a long, hard, and hot journey barefoot alone to Tahlequah. He couldn't be happier; he has all he has ever wanted. He has to have a raccoon hide to train them with.
One of the hunters saw Billy's dogs and leads them right to them. Old Dan will not hunt without Little Ann and he will only then hunt with Billy. The older storekeeper can't help bragging, to anyone who will listen, about the hunting skills of his grandson and his hound dogs. Billy explains to his mother he feels God helped him get his hounds. Billy's father informs him and his sisters they plan to move to the family to town as soon as they can afford it, so the children can go to school. There Billy joins in with the men who hunt and he takes a ribbing, because his dogs are smaller than the average coon hound. Finally, Billy plunges his ax into the lion and kills him.