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stiff suit of clothes, ill-fitting, and a stiff new cap,
comfortable. He comes down the left side of the road, the
better to watch the cars that pass him. As he approaches,
appears at the door, behind the screen.
When you be back?
Couple a weeks. Don't do nothin' you
wouldn't want me to hear about!
when Tom appears at the driver's seat window.
How about a lift, mister?
Can't you see that sticker?
Sure I see it. But a good guy don't
pay no attention to what some heel
makes him stick on his truck.
Scrunch down on the running board
till we get around the bend.
the truck into gear and it moves.
Tom ignores at first.
(shaking his head)
Just a few miles. I'd a walked her
if my dogs wasn't pooped out.
Lookin' for a job?
No, my old man got a place, forty
acres. He's a sharecropper, but we
been there a long time.
(after a curious glance)
Cautiously, the driver's eyes drop to Tom's feet. We see
something. The DRIVER'S eyes take in Tom's hands and the
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