After a very difficult travel through the cold winter, Crabbe decides to try and hitch hike. A nice truck driver lets Crabbe drive with him and tells Crabbe that he needs to see a doctor because his hand was so frostbitten.
Once Crabbe arrives at the hospital, he is then questioned by police about what happened. He sees no point in lying to them, so he just tells them the truth. Then his parents show up and they start talking about why Crabbe did what he did.