the hitchhiker

the hitchhiker

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  • Oh-mother. There you go again. People do it every day.
  • Oh-it isn't that. It's just-the trip. Ronald-I wish you weren't driving.
  • Oh-it isn't that. It's just-the trip. Ronald-I wish you weren't driving.
  • Crossing Brooklyn Bridge that morning in the rain, I saw a man leaning against the cables.
  • Ronald is getting ready to leave for his trip. However, his mom does not want him to go.
  • Mrs.Whitney " It's all taken place since the death of her oldest son, Ronald ".
  • Adams notices a man whose hat is pulled over his eyes, is carrying a cheap sleeping bag in one hand, and has fresh rain drops on his shoulders.
  • Ronald is now determined to run down this mysterious hitchhiker, but as soon as he steps on the gas, his car stalls on the tracks. Luckily, he manages to back up just in time.
  • At any moment the link with life may break. This may be the last thing I ever tell on Earth... the last night I ever see the stars...
  • The turning point of the story is when Ronald is talking to a woman named Mrs.Whitney who says that his mom was admitted to the hospital because of grief over her son's death, Ronald.
  • Adams is trying to get a hold of himself and piece together the puzzle pieces. He is trying to convince himself that he is not going mad.
  • Ronald is telling the reader that at that very moment, he is perfectly sane by giving a description of himself. He is trying to retell the story quickly, before it is too late.
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