A. gather fire wood
B. take the corn to be milled
C. clear the barn
A. Billy could not catch three coons in one night.
B. Billy's coonhounds could catch the ghost coon.
C. Billy couldn't chop down the big sycamore.
A. The coon made a howling sound like a ghost.
B. The coon was white, the color of a ghost.
C. The coon seemed to disappear when he reached the huge oak tree.
A. He dropped down into a hollow fence post.
B. He climbed from the oak tree to the maple then down to the ground.
C. He could swim the river.
A. Old Blue
B. the ghost coon
C. a skunk
A. He fell on the ax.
B. He fell in the river.
C. He fell over the cliff.
A. went to the funeral
B. wrote a letter to the Pritchards
C. put flowers on Rubin's grave
A. He gave Billy the ax.
B. He called the bet and gave Billy the $2.
C. He wished something bad would happen to the Pritchards.
A. to buy Mama a house in town
B. to town to sell furs
C. to the Champion Coon Hunt
A. He heard two owls.
B. A black cat crossed his path.
C. He broke a mirror.
A. Dan was the best looking hound.
B. Ann and Dan were the smallest coonhounds.
C. Ann won a beauty contest.
A. Old Dan's face was scarred, caused from the many fights with coons and bobcats.
B. Ann's short red hair glistened and she was the most beautiful hound in the place!
C. Little Ann and a high walker hound owned by a Mr. Kyle were the only ones left.
A. Grandpa was getting excited. Off came his glasses and out came the old red handkerchief. He blew his breath on the lens and polished them.
B. After I had had my say, Grandpa stood looking down at the ground. There was a deep frown on his face, and a hurt in his eyes.
C. Grandpa poured the coffee. Instead of the two cups I expected to see, he set out three and filled them to the brim with the strong black liquid. "I'm not only big enough to help Papa with the farm. Now I'm big enough to drink coffee."
A. Dogs are man's best friend.
B. Slow and steady wins the race.
C. Do unto others as you would want them do unto you.
A. He wanted to move from one character's to another character's perspective of the situation.
B. He wanted to be able to pull away from a close character relationship so the reader could see the story from a "distance".
C. He wanted the reader to better relate the close friendship between Billy and his dogs.