Even if you don't like beagles (an who couldn't?) the charm of these ten year old mixups and fixups will get you. For after mourning over two other dogs, Dory and Fuzzy the Fur, Bill Tucker and his mother finally prevail upon Mr. Tucker to give in to the idea of getting a beagle. Bertram is pedigreed and lovable, but, at 10 (weeks), he is loving too, and follows Bill to school every day, much to his teacher Miss Hockman's distate. Bertram messes up her life to the nth degree until Bill is threatened with deprivation and in a touch and go ending shows Miss Hockman that Bertram has learned how to behave at last.