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"The fishing. And maybe I can get some kind of job down there."
"Maybe," he said. "Never been that far south myself. But I do like to fish."
He pulled back onto the road, and I sat there watching the country out beyond the windshield wipers. Everything was gray, wet and depressingly flat. The vegetation was unfamiliar. I felt a very long way from home.
"My name's Mel." He held his hand across the seat and I shook it.
"Mike," I said. "Glad to meet you."
"I'm not goin' far," Mel said, words that depressed me so much that my hollow stomach turned over and my head began to ache. "Just on up the road a ways," he continued. "But you're stayin' with us tonight."
"You want to stand out here all night? Hey, don't you know what day this is?"