Willie hit and thrown by an invisible Elliott into a mud puddle
Willie in a mud puddle and spitting out mud
Grover laughing and mocking his brother
"If I knowed what somethin', I wouldn't call it somethin'! I'd call it by its name!"
Grover continues laughing and mocking Willie...
...until it's his turn to get hit and thrown into the mud puddle by an invisible Elliott now
Grover upside-down in the mud
Willie's turn to start laughing and mocking his brother now
Grover's hair full of mud while Willie continues laughing and mocking him
Merle witnessing Grover and Willie fight in the mud
Grover and Willie mud-fighting
Merle trying to break up the fight
"Dumb polecats! Fighting out while that snake of a kid
gets farther away!"
Grover and Willie accidentally hitting and pushing their Pa into the mud
"Now why y'all playin' in the mud when you know we gotta find that boy
! He's gotta be around here somewhere! Find him!"
"Oh, Ma! Why don't we...just go on back home and do some eatin'?"
"I'll tell ya 'cause you ain't gonna do no eatin' until you find that little brat!"
Finally, Lena hit, pushed, and thrown into the mud by an invisible Elliott
All the boys laughing and mocking Lena
Lena in the mud and upset
The Gogans' first defeat at the beginning of the story
"Hey, Ma, why don't we just get ourselves another orphan, huh?"
"Because I done paid our last $50 for Pete, plus 50 cents legal fees. And we ain't got another $50 plus legal, that's why! Do ya understand?"
"Well, here's somethin' you will understand. You're gonna have to start workin' the farm with your own two hands..."
"...less'n you spot that little twerp."
Merle asking Hoagy
The Gogans suspecting they are in the right place
Lena spotting Pete: "Well! If it ain't our own little Petey!"
"Well, you look so nice and clean, and those new clothes. I guess all those good manners I taught you done paid off."
Merle in love with Nora
(despite being a married man): "Who's that pretty lady you're with, little Pete?"
Grover and Willie in love with Nora too: "Yeah. Introduce us."
"Why, boys, I believe she's tryin' to break up our happy little family."
"I guess we're gonna take him back now, miss, to his own home, sweet home. Come on, Pete."
"Okay, lady. We're gonna take him whether you like it or not."
"Willie, you grab onto Pete while I hold onto her."
"You grab Pete. I wanna hold her."
Grover and Willie fighting over who wants to hold Nora
Merle breaking up the fight: "All right!"
"I'll settle this. You two grab the brat."
"If'n you think you're gonna hold her like my boys wanna hold her,..."
"...you're gonna be holdin' your head, ya understand?!"
"Lady, that boy is ours!"
The Gogans trying to catch up with Pete, Nora, and Lampie
in a raft
The Gogans' raft destroyed by an invisible Elliott
Grover falling in water after an invisible Elliott destroys their raft
The Gogans' second defeat during the climax of the story
The Gogans laughing at Dr. Terminus' idea about wanting Elliott
The Gogans and Dr. Terminus making a deal
The Gogans bringing a harpoon Dr. Terminus ordered for him to eliminate Elliott
The Gogans observing an invisible force carrying Hoagy into the boathouse as they hold Pete as bait
The Gogans shocked and amazed to see what the net caught and is forming into
The Gogans walking away with Pete as they watch in shock and amazement
Pete biting Lena's finger to free himself and stop Dr. Terminus from eliminating Elliott
The Gogans grabbing Pete again
The Gogans putting Pete in a sack and taking him away
The Gogans loading Pete in their wagon
The Gogans scared to death at the first and last sight of Elliott
Lena scared to death of Elliott
The Gogans trying to get away with Pete...
...not before Elliott stops them
Lena showing Elliott her bill of sale as proof of owning Pete legally
Elliot burning the bill of sale for good
Lena scared and falling into a barrel of tar after Elliott scares her and blows smoke on her face
Merle scared and hiding as he watches his wife fall in the barrel
The rest of the family helping Lena out
The rest of the family falling into the barrel after helping Lena out of it and after accidentally making it fall while doing so
The Gogans finally giving up on Pete: "Let him keep the brat!"
The Gogans running away scared after Elliott roars at them and their horse
The Gogans' final defeat at the end of the story