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From: "William H. Ansley" <wansley@warwick.net>
Subject: (urth) The Wonderful Eyeflash of Oz, part 3.5
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 00:09:36 

Before I go on with more Oz material I would like to ask for some help from
the other list members.

At one point in _The Eyeflash Miracles_, Little Tib, Nitty and Mr. Parker
are hitchhiking. No one stops to pick them up and it seems as if no one is
ever going to. Finally, Little Tib prays for someone to stop and his prayer
seems to be answered, in the following passage:

   For a long time more no cars stopped. Little Tib thought about a cattle
truck stopping and told God he would ride with the cattle. He thought about
a garbage truck stopping, and told God he would ride on top of the garbage.
Then he heard something old coming down the road. It rattled, and the
engine made a strange, high-pitched noise an engine should not make. "Looks
like a old school bus," Nitty said. "But look at those pictures on the
   "It's stopping," Mr. Parker said, and then Little Tib could hear the
sound the doors made opening.

This is what I want help with: I am sure that Little Tib thinking about
riding on a cattle truck and then a garbage truck and then having a vehicle
stop for him is a reference to something that I should know, but I can't
bring anything definite to mind.

If anyone can enlighten me here, I would be grateful.

William Ansley

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