The theme of the short story A Secret Lost In The Water by Roch Carrier on page 127 is that the knowledge passed on to the new generations by older generations may be lost over time unless it is valued. An example of this is when the son realizes he had lost the gift that his father had taught him because he had no value for it. “Somewhere along the roads I’d taken since the village of my childhood I had forgotten my father’s knowledge,” (p127, carrier). Another example is when the farmer says “Nowadays fathers can’t pass on anything to the next generations,” (p127, carrier). He says this because his own son did not want to inherit his farm because of the lack of water. The theme of this story signifies the valuable knowledge that was gathered over time and passed on to the next generations but has been lost because its lack of importance to the new generations.