Where the Red Fern Grows Essay
In the book Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls illustrates that hard work is rewarding. Initially, a youngster named Billy shows this by saving money over a long time span. Afterward, he worked hard to get his two dogs prepared for the hunting season. Lastly, by employing all of his energy to chop down a tree that contained a coon. Hard work will lead to success.
First, Billy uses an abundant amount of hard work when he saves all of his money to purchase two hounds. Near his house in the Ozark Mountains, fishermen always camp out and leave behind some possessions. On one occasion he found a "Sportsman's" magazine that had an advertisement for a hound for twenty-five dollars. Billy decides to sell fish and vegetables, in order to make enough money to buy the hounds. "Would you like to buy some crawfish or minnows? Maybe you'd like some fresh vegetables or roasting ears."
Page 23. Billy spends two years getting cut by thorns, spends his summers collecting fish and vegetables, and selling his goods to fisherman. All of Billy's hard work results in fifty dollars, enough to buy two hounds. He earns the hounds due to his diligence.
Next, after he bought his dogs, he works like a mule to train them and get them prepared for hunting season. Billy teaches Little Ann and Old Dan, his dogs, all the tricks that the coons execute. He brilliantly taught Little Ann and Old Dan how to catch the coons, using a coon hide, "It's all over. There'll be no more lessons. I've worked hard and I've done my best. From now on it's all up to you. Hunting season is just a few days away and I'm going to let you...