Billy and the hounds are chasing a coon when Little Ann gets out of sight, slips on ice and can not get out the icy water.
Billy is terrified and sad as he can go and get Little Ann or the ice will break. Old Dan howls in sadness. Billy says a prayer to try and help Ann.
But then Billy looks into the lantern and he feels the lantern telling him, "You know what to do. And he realizes what to do. He takes his pole and attaches it to a piece of the lantern he took off and uses a shoelace to combine them.
Billy uses his invention to bring Little Ann to land and saves her.