One day while Billy was hoeing corn, he walked down to Shannon Ford, a fisherman's campground.
He found a magazine advertising dogs for sale. He had always wanted two coonhound pups, but they cost twenty-five dollars each. Billy's parents could not afford them, so he created a plan to earn the money on his own.
Billy went to work earning money by selling crawfish, minnows, berries, vegetables, and hides.
Billy told Grandpa about his plan, and Grandpa said he would help him buy the pups if Billy saved enough money.
After two years, Billy finally saved fifty dollars to buy his pups.
When Billy showed Grandpa the money he had saved, Grandpa said he would write a letter to the kennels to help Billy get his pups.