A black dog appears outside the Hope family's home.
As each member of thehousehold sees it and hides, the dog grows bigger and bigger.
Only Small, theyoungest Hope, has the courage to face the Black Dog.
When it chases her throughthe forest she shows no fear, so it grows smaller and smaller.
Finally, back to thesize of a normal hound, the Black Dog is welcomed into the Hope household astheir newest family member.