Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Dunnell #13]
“There used to be trouble enough in the old days with fellers stealing horses. They'd steal ‘em and dye ‘em and fix ‘em up so that the owner wouldn't know ‘em. Then they'd sell “em somewheres. But if a feller wanted to give a horse away he'd had no trouble. That is, if he could find anybody to take it. But it seems that you can't even give an automobile away unless you go to a lot of trouble. Not even if they's someone that wants it.
“Take Davis up here. I don't know as I got the facts just straight. But I got ‘em near enough to show what I mean. Davis hired a feller who come along looking for work. The man had a car. The feller needed clothes and he needed this and that. He couldn't register the car when the time come, so he sold Davis the car, and Davis registered it. That was all right. That was legal. But the feller got a job somewheres else for more money, or something Davis was left with a car he didn't