Poor Buck's Trial is a short story set in the mid-twentieth century, about an innocent misunderstanding. The word 'trial' has multiple meanings, and a child (the storyteller) can pick the wrong one. Since the child also loves a dog (Buck), a 'Dog Trial' has special meaning. The story covers both how the child experiences a normal weekend, has a very bad dream, and learns something new. In the process the story covers the excitement of a child's fishing day, and the love of a mother and father for the child. The story is made to be read to younger children, and be read by children 8 years in age and older. The child can be anyone of any race or gender. Anyone who loves the outdoors, loves fishing, and loves dogs, will find it fun. The print version has many extra illustrations, in color.