The Narrator has revived a paper about the return of Springheel Jack who was a mysterious killer during the strawberry spring season 80 years ago. Then the Narrator begins to have a flash back about the strawberry springs 80 years ago.
One night 80 years ago man named John Dancey was walking back to his dormitory when he found the body of a girls who's throat was cut ear to ear.
After a second murder the mysterious killer is given the name Springheel Jack and the whole town including the police are spooked by this unseen killer with body's still showing up and wondering when will he strike next.
The mysterious killings keep happening until the end of the strawberry springs season where they then stop and springheel jack disappears with the season .
Back in the present this years strawberry season begins and in the paper of that morning the paper says a girl was killed near the Civil War marking a return of springheel jack.
The narrator can't remember were he was the night when the girl was murder and and done't want to open up the truck of his car afraid of what he might find. We are to assume that the narrator is springheel Jack.