"That car repsoed, calm and gleaming, a FOR SALE sign in its left window. Then before we had thought it over at all, the car belonged to us..."
"the Army was glad to get Stephan that they turned him into a Marine. He was built like a brick outhouse anyway. He had a nose big and sharp as a hatchet."
"I heard his teeth clicking at something. I looked over and he'd bitten through his lip. Blood was going down his chin."
"I took myself a hammer. I went out to that car and I did a number on its underside. Whacked it up. Bent the tailpipe double. Ripped the muffler loose..."
"No sound came from the the river after the splash he makes so I run right over. I look Around. It's dark. I see he's halfway across the water already and I know he didn't swim there but the current took him.
"I get out, close the door, and watch it plow softly into the water. The headlights reach in as they go down, searching, still lighted even after the water swirls over the back end.