Adams is saying farewell to his mother because he is leaving to go to Hollywood. To prove that Adams is leaving, the text states, “Goodbye, son. Good luck to you, my boy…” This proves that Adams is leaving because his mother is telling him goodbye. To also prove that Adams is going to Hollywood, the text states, “And wire me as soon as you get to Hollywood, won’t you, son?” This proves that Adams is going to Hollywood because his mother told him to reach her when he gets to Hollywood.
When Adams is crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, he sees a man leaning against the cables, with a cheap overnight bag in one hand. To prove that Adams is seeing a man with a cheap overnight bag, the text states, “Crossing Brooklyn Bridge that morning in the rain, I saw a man leaning against the cables.” This proves that Adams saw a man leaning against the cables. The text also states, “He was carrying a cheap overnight bag in one hand.” This shows how the man was carrying a cheap overnight bag in one hand.
Adams keeps seeing the Hitchhiker wherever he went. To prove that Adams keeps seeing the hitchhiker, the text states, “Besides, the coincidence, or whatever it was, gave me the willies.” This shows how the “coincidence,” of Adams seeing the hitchhiker everywhere he went, gave him the willies.
Adams get stuck on the tracks because his car stopped working. A train is coming and he sees the man thinking that the man was leading him to his death. His car finally works again, and he is able to drive away from the tracks before the train hit him. To prove that this statement is correct, the text states, “The train was coming closer. I could hear its bell ringing, and the cry of it’s whistle. Still he stood there. And now--I knew that he was beckoning--beckoning me to my death. Well-- I frustrated him that time. The starter had worked at last. I managed to backup.” This tells you how Adams was stuck on the tracks at first, but he finally managed to get out in time.
Adams is driving a girl to Amarillo, Texas, but the ride ends just in a matter of time, because Adam crashes, and the girl gets out of the car and goes into another truck. To prove that this statement is correct, the text states, “Crash of car going into barbed wire fence. Frightened lowing of steer. How does this door work? I-I’m gettin outta here.” This proves that the car crashed, and the girl is getting out of the car.