The Duck-Footed Hound


Read by Siler Weaver

(4.3 stars; 10 reviews)

Old Joe was the biggest, fightingest, craftiest coon in the Creeping Hills. No one had ever been able to catch him; not even Precious Sue, a bluetick hound peerless in tracking down coons.

But Harky felt that this autumn the hunting would be different. Old Joe was in for trouble. Precious Sue had a pup who looked like a natural-born coon hunter. With his web-footed paws he was as skillful in the water as any coon. And on land, Duckfoot had a nose that beat every other hound hollow.

Harky had a few troubles of his own. First there was school. Miss Cathby was nice, but she was a teacher. She called Old Joe a raccoon. And she said he could not live forever because he was mortal.

Then there were girls. More specifically, there was Melinda—the bossiest, uppitiest young lady for miles around. And she wanted to hunt.

Jim Kjelgaard's story of people and hounds captures all the glory and excitement of coon hunting on a crisp autumn night. Marc Simont has illustrated the story with wit and brilliance. (Summary from the book) (3 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Old Joe 16:15 Read by Siler Weaver
Harky 15:20 Read by Siler Weaver
Sue 16:35 Read by Siler Weaver
Harky Goes Fishing 14:23 Read by Siler Weaver
Duckfoot 14:58 Read by Siler Weaver
The Summer of Old Joe 15:34 Read by Siler Weaver
Miss Cathby 17:44 Read by Siler Weaver
Melinda 11:09 Read by Siler Weaver
Old Joe Up 13:56 Read by Siler Weaver
The Fall of Mun 14:36 Read by Siler Weaver
Impasse 12:21 Read by Siler Weaver
Harky's Plot 14:31 Read by Siler Weaver
Autumn Night 13:29 Read by Siler Weaver