In the story there is a girl named Lucinda. She is from Cuba and misses her home. One day she was walking and saw a dog in the cold. She decided to take the dog home even though she knew her family could be evicted.
When she got home she feed the dog. she gave him rice to eat. She gave him a bath and realized that he was a white dog. Lucinda noticed he had a collar and his name was Chauncey.
Lucinda looked at the time and realizes her parents would be home soon. She takes Chauncey with her to the basement to hide him and hopes he does not bark.
Lucinda's parents and her were having dinner when the power went out. Her parents thought it was just a power outage, but she knew Chauncey hit the master switch. she ran down stairs right away.
She noticed that a girl who went to her school was there and her name was Ashley. Though Lucinda and Ashley had never spoken to each other before, Lucinda knew she lived in a house and thought she could take Chauncey.
Lucinda and Ashley found Chauncey back in the basement when they returned. Ashley invited Lucinda over to her house to have lunch together. Ashley decided to take Chauncey with her. Lucinda realized that in this experience she gained a new friend.