Blue Highways: A Journey Into America - Section 7, North by Northwest, Chapters 1-16 Summary & Analysis

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Section 7, North by Northwest, Chapters 1-16 Summary and Analysis

In Moscow, Idaho, William calls a friend, Fred Tomlins, and spends the day flying in a Cessna plane so Fred can give William an aerial view of the area. From his seat William spots farmers on tractors, Appaloosa horses and the Snake River. Fred had been a pilot in Vietnam but now lives a quiet life with his wife watching game shows on TV. Leaving Moscow, William picks up a hitchhiker named Arthur O. Bakke, an elderly man walking the roadside and carrying an aluminum suitcase. As soon as Arthur climbs in the van, he begins to preach religion to William, who regrets his decision to give the old man a ride. William learns that Arthur is divorced, suffered a hip injury in a car accident and with the exception of...

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