Incident At Hawks Hill
By: Allan W. Eckert
In the beginning of this book you meet Ben MacDonald and his family. Ben is considered to be a runt and a retard so hes not treated well.But Ben has something special to him which is he can sort of talk to animals. Then one day this guy named George Burton comes to the MacDonald's house with his big scary dog. The dog starts barking and snapping at Ben but Ben has no reaction which is crazy. But then a little later he follows a badger named dilly. After some time Ben and Dilly become friends. Dilly has a few baby badgers, but one night Ben gets lost with Dilly and Dilly's baby's get killed and Dilly's leg gets chopped of. Then every one is really sad that Ben is gone because they don't know where he is. Then Ben's family thinks he is dead so they have a funeral for him even though he really isn't dead. Then a little while later they get the idea that he is still alive so they go out looking for him, Then Ben's brother John found Ben with Dilly but Ben was acting more like a badger then human. John yells to his dad I found Ben! When Ben's dad comes over he has to shoot Dilly. Even though Ben was really sad that Dilly was dead he still came home.