Hoot, By Carl Hiaasen, is about a boy named Roy who moves to Flordia and is the new kid. He meets all these new people. He finds out about Mother Paulas Pancake house and how they might bury the owls. He finds some people that don't want the owls to get buried either. Then they do something about it.
This is Beatrice telling Roy to stay away from the ¨running boy¨. Roy didn't get why she was saying this, he asked why, she said ¨it´s none of your business cowgirl.¨
This is Roy. He was in the woods, running to find the boy. Instead, he found about 9 or 10 cottonmouth moccasins with sparkles on its tails. Roy was in shock so he did't move at all at that moment.
Roy has to count so the boy has enough time to escape. After he was done counting, he looked around for the boy but he had disappeared already. When he was done looking around for the boy. He went home since it was late.
When Roy and Beatrice got there, She got the meat and gave it to "Mullet Fingers" He made them into meatballs, then, he rolled them out and saw the owls come out of there hole.
Mullet Fingers was in an owl hole because the owls were burrowing owls. It is illegal to build on top of them and you can but you need a paper and Mother Paula's didn't have the paper. Either didn't do it or "lost it." So Mullet Fingers did something about it