Why were the Pritchards so widely disliked?

Why were the Pritchards so widely disliked? They were mean and ruthless. They were also known as thief’s and bootleggers. Mr Pritchard was said to have killed a man.

Why does Billy go to the Pritchard place at the end of Chapter 13?

Billy decides to climb the tree and scare him down. But once he’s up in the tree, he realizes he doesn’t want to kill the ghost coon, after all. This starts a big old fight with Rubin. Billy wants his money back, but Rubin refuses and decides that he is going to scare the coon out.

How does the ghost coon earn his name?

The ghost coon gets its name from the fact that it seems like whenever it gets treed it disappears into nowhere. Billy makes a bet with the Pritchards that Little Ann and Old Dan can get the ghost coon. They do find its scent and tree it, but then they lose it. He pays up, sad that he lost the bet.

What did Billy decide after he saw the red fern?

Billy’s parents decide now would be a great time to move the family to town and leave the farm. On his last day at the farm, Billy visits his dogs’ graves and sees a sacred red fern growing between them. His faith is restored and he’s finally ready to grow up.

What is the main problem in Where the Red Fern Grows?

At the beginning of the book, one of the main conflicts is how badly Billy is struck by ”dog-wanting disease. ” Billy wants them so much, he has to fight against moping around because he cannot have them.

What did Billy do to pay his respects?

What happened after Billy broke up the dog fight? How does Billy pay his respects? He has his dogs, his family, and now he will be competing in the championship coon hunt.

What happens in Chapter 13 in Where the Red Fern Grows?

The ghost coon springs out and runs away with the hounds in hot pursuit. Billy’s dogs quickly catch the ghost coon, and a loud fight breaks out. The racoon runs back up in the tree. Billy climbs after it, but when he hears the racoon crying, he decides that he doesn’t want to kill it.

What does Billy do with his sister’s bouquet?

At a loss as to what he can do to make things better, Billy takes a bouquet of artificial flowers his sisters have made and sneaks over to the Pritchards’ cemetery, where he puts the blooms on Rubin’s grave.

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