"I'm sure the red fern has grown
and has covered the two little mounds.
I know it is still there, hiding its secret
beneath those long, red leaves,
but it won't be hidden from me
for part of my life
is buried there too.
Yes, I know it is still there,
for in my heart I believe
the legend of the sacred red fern."
~Wilson Rawls, Where The Red Fern Crows, Ch. 20