- Rawls, Wilson. Where the Red Fern Grows. New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1974.
The Question and Answer section for Where the Red Fern Grows is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
One example of foreshadowing is when Billy meets the mountain lion for the first time while bringing the pups home.
In Chapter XIII, Billy inspects the tree where the ghost coon is treed. Unfortunately, he cannot find it, even after climbing the tree to find it above ground. Billy pays his debt because he made a bet and he honors his debts.... he didn't...
From the text:
As I did, two beautiful cups gleamed from the mantel.