summary first the dad go's somewhere and promises travis he will get him a horse when he gets back if he takes care of the family. Then, the dog shows up and his little brother wants to keep it but Mama says only if nobody comes to get it. Read on if you like a classic story.
Major Characters: Little Arlis is unhappy when Travis tries to throw rocks at the dog. Little Arlis is a troublemaker. Travis is a very trustworthy kid. Travis was fearful when the bulls started fighting and he thought they were going to break in through the door.