Every 4th of July kids head out to the lake to get intoxicated and end up leaving their fireworks. An old man, Harris, and his dog pal Milo head out on the 5th of July to find abandoned goods.
Harris loaded the truck and was ready to leave. He slapped his thigh and whistled, but Milo never came. He saw a shape in the distance and figured that Milo was there.
As Harris approaches he realizes that Milo has discovered a young Mexican girl lying deadly on the ground. Harris tries to wake the girl and sees that no one is around. He recalls that it is an hour and a half to the trailer clinic in Gerlach and remembers that they could do just as much as him .
State Road 40
Harris carries the girl into the front seat of his truck and speeds for 6, 7 miles over the white salt crust lake bed. He drove passed State Road 40, then Red's road, then a 10 mile stretch of gravel...
Harris brought the girl straight to his house and put her lying comfortably on the sofa. He checked on her multiple times throughout the rest of the afternoon.