Old Ben

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Old Ben is a fictional character, a bear around which revolve the events of William Faulkner's short story The Bear

Old Ben has a mangled, two-fingered paw from being previously caught in a bear trap. He was shot 52 times before finally being felled by Boon Hogganbeck and Lion, the wild dog tamed by Sam Fathers, who was Old Ben's nemesis for several years.