The Best American Short Stories of the Century - 211-294 Summary & Analysis

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211-294 Summary

"The Hitch-Hikers" begins with a man named Tom Harris driving down the road. Harris sees two men hitch-hiking, one of whom is carrying a yellow guitar. Harris decides to stop and give the men a lift. Before long they stop and get something to eat and when they leave one of the men has taken a bottle with him from the eatery. The bottles were supposed to be left at the eatery but they do not go back to return it. Before long Harris comes to a town and stops to talk to the owner of a motel that Harris knows and asks if the two men can stay the night there. While Harris talking there is a commotion outside. The hitch-hiker with the bottle, Sobby, had hit the man with the guitar and was trying to steal Harris' car. Sobby is quickly...

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