In the book Where the Red Fern Grows there is this little boy, and his name is Billy. He was out walking one night and heard a few dog's in an alley, and could tell they were fighting. All of the sudden he sees these dog's attacking one dog. He is pondered on what to do. Then the dog backs up under a bush and another dog goes under there to fight him but loses. The next dog does the same thing, once again another dog lost. The dog was starting to get really tired so Billy starts yelling and waving his coat at them, and made them go away. He took the dog home, fed him, and let him go back to where he came from.
Billy had fallen in puppy love after seeing that dog. He did not want any kind of dog, he wants a hound dog. Billy cried for weeks because he wanted that dog and knew he couldn't have one. He asks his parents for one but then realized he did not want just one he wanted two. His parents had told him no every time. To make everything better his dad bought him a trap. Billy loved that trap, but he was always catching the cat. He finally got over the trap and wanted the dogs again.