Dave works a while, then his enthusiasm gets the best of him and he takes out his gun ready to shoot it for the first time ever. He pulls the gun out and fires it, boom! The guns vigorous vibration was so intense to Dave it overcomes he hand with a piercing pain, and he found himself knocked down to his knees. When he finally caught up he realized that he shot the mule. He tried every thing he could but the mule eventually died. Later on in the field everyone surrounded the mule trying to figure out how she died. Dave made up a lie, but it wasn't a believable one, so his dad threatened him and he finally told the truth. In just a few moments Dave's disposition changed rapidly from anticipation, to happy, to scared and finally to sad.
In Mr. Joe's store Dave's mood was nothing out of the ordinary as he tells Joe he didn't want to buy anything he just wanted to see his Sears Roebuck catalog and take it home. When Joe agreed that he would let him take the catalog home he was somewhat surprised. Joe asked him what was he looking for, Dave replied shyly, saying that he wanted to buy a gun. Joe replied saying that he had a gun that he would sell him, his eyes lit up, especially since he said he would only have to pay two dollars. ...Show more