Kyle Papple Papple itibaren Livanates 350 07, Yunanistan
The novel took place where Billy the main charchter lived,the Ozark mountains in Arkansa. He wanted hound dogs more than anything but that was an issue due to the lack of money his parents had. For work he was a coon hunter and wanted the dogs to help him. When he finally saved up enough money he went into town on foot to get the dogs then on the long journey home he stayed in cave where there was a mountain lion but the dogs helped fend it off. Billy them entered them into a racoon hunting contest, where every night they went out to see which team of dogs could get the most racoons. A major event in the novel was when two boys were harassing Billy with a hatchet and one eneded up falling and killing himself. Billy loses one of his beloved dogs with another encounter with a mountain lion. The other dog eventually dies from a broken heart. One day his family was moving to town and Billy went to the dogs graves where he found a red fern where it is only believed to be planted by an angel and he looks at it with awe and pride. He was greatful of his beloved dogs lives. I think the authors purpose is to show the reader that they do not truly know what they have until they loose it.