Each episode also contains a small moral. The Boy kills the mockingbird that sits outside his window. “Murderer,” the Old Man calls him, and informs the local game warden. The Boy, on his first quail hunt, is about to climb a fence with a shotgun the Old Man claims he unloaded. “Pull the trigger,” says the Old man, “there’s nothing in it.” But of course there is, and the gun goes off, scaring The Boy out of his wits, and teaching him that when you climb a fence, you do it with a gun broken and the chambers there for you to see.