Imagine a different place in time and history. Imagine a time of peaceful serenity and simple living…
Dub Sibley, a farm boy growing up in pre-WWII Louisiana, raises a half-wolf pup and names it Ring. The black wolf-dog with the white ring around its neck becomes Dub’s best friend, and together they work on the farm, explore the woods nearby, and hunt for squirrels and other animals that are vital to the Sibley family’s survival.
No one understands the bond between the boy and his dog, not even Dub’s parents or his sisters and brother.
When Ring’s talent for hunting and treeing squirrels shows up a wealthy rival in a well-publicized contest, the rival wants more than revenge: he wants to own Ring. But Dub isn’t selling his prized dog, no matter what the man offers, because Ring isn’t his possession—he’s Dub’s best friend.
The wealthy man finds he must use other, illegal means to ensure the wolf dog never again hunts for anyone but him.