Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story of Two Dogs and a Boy

Rawls, Wilson

Bantam, 1974

p. 78

“When I left my office that beautiful spring day, I had no idea what was in store for me. To begin with, everything was too perfect for anything unusual to happen. It was one of those days when a man feels good, feels like speaking to his neighbor, is glad to live in a country like ours, and is proud of his government.”