P.T. saw them long before they reached the cabin. There were two in the car, a red Pinto – the kind Englishmen liked to rent – bumping up the track around the ploughed hill, scattering dust, chickens, and the brighter red cardinal birds. At the top they drew in behind P.T.’s old pick-up truck….
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