For a little while Sam lived in a tent about halfway between the tree and the crick just sorta camped there all spring, eating from a campfire, and drinking that cold crick water. Said, "Wish them elves could see me now."
Along about June third, Sam went to a little country store to stock up. That's where he saw the truck. It used to be blue, and some of it still was. Paid that boy a hundred and fifty dollars and drove it home, while Billy had a good laugh with old man Morton, but Sam knew what he was doing. Says, "the driveway cost more'n the damn truck."