The narrator was leaving and his mom was crying, but she promised she wouldn't cry. He hugs his mom and says it's okay and kisses her then leaves. He is on happy spirits when he gets on the road and leaves.
The Narrator saw a man leaning against the cables, there was fresh rain on his shoulders. He was carrying a cheap overnight bag in one hand. He was thin, nondescript, with a cap pulled down over his eyes and he almost hit him.
The Narrator said he would've forgot about the hitchhiker but he saw him again. The road was 265 miles long and he didn't expect anyone to be on a 265 miles long road. He was standing under a street light and still had his appearance he saw last time.
The Narrator picks up a girl so that he can make sure that he isn't going mad. The girl says that he's a good looking guy traveling a long distance. He crashes into a barb wire fence and the girl says hes mad and leaves is car.
The Narrator finds out that he's dead and finds out his mother went to the hospital because of shock. He feels shocked when Mrs. Whitney answered the phone and said his mother was in the hospital. She tells him that Adams died on the brooklyn bridge.
The narrator found out that he's dead and he's sitting in a auto camp in Gallup. He is trying not to go mad and he's trying to get ahold of himself. He says that he shall know who the hitchhiker is and who he is.