They go to Grandma’s house and of course Ma Baxter and her don’t get along.
I wonder why, and I think it’s because they have a different view of how to take care of a man.
Christmas is coming up and they are supposed to be going to Volusia to the church to celebrate, but of course you know Slewfoot couldn’t let that happen.
Since the wolves got their last calf, they bred Trixie again and she had another heifer calf. Slewfoot ate her.
Penny is hell bent on finding him and killing him now.
Penny and Jody take off 2 days before Christmas and turn around to try and catch him. They fail.
Ma Baxter goes on ahead to Volusia to the church without them.
They kill Slewfoot in the woods across the river.
They go to get help with toting his hide and meat when they meet the Forrester’s on the road.
They’re all drunk and looking for a party. They agree to help the Baxter’s with the carrying of the meat if they get half of the meat.
They get the meat to the house and go to Volusia.
The Forrester’s play a really mean trick on the people in the church with Slewfoots hide. The whole church clears out in a matter of minutes… lol.
They all come back in and they start having a good time when out of nowhere a traveler comes into the church and begins talking to the Forrester’s. Then all of the Forrester’s leave to go somewhere…
The Baxter’s get to talking to the man and he says that Oliver Hutto and his gal were back in town from the seas.
The Baxter’s and Grandma Hutto go back to her house to find it on fire. All ablaze with hoof prints all over the place… Where is Oliver?
Jody is sent in the wagon to see if the Shop Keeper saw where Oliver went and on the way there Jody sees him. Jody tells him what the Forrester’s did, but when he gets there and talks to Grandma Hutto, she says that she left a lamp on! What the hell? Then to add insult to injury, she calls Jody a liar.
That to me seems wrong to do. I know she was protecting him from harm, but damn.
Later on that night Grandma decides to go to Boston and never go back to Volusia.
What a load of crap.