6 want. But he used it some and let his new hired man drive it. The feller wanted to buy it. But Davis said no, 't wan't worth selling, that the man could have it. The car hadn't been registered for several years. Davis had only used it to drive around his place, on his own land, and figured that if the hired man registered it that was about all the man was financially able to do. Well, when the hired man got to circulating around in the old bus, he found another job. And it didn't seem right to him to take the car Davis give him, so he wouldn't take it. He said that when Davis give it to him he must have figured on him doing an errand now and then. And as he was going where he couldn't do no errands for Davis that he insisted that Davis take back the car. And that he appreciated what Davis had done for him.
“Well, Davis had the car back. But he didn't want it. The hired man that come to take the other feller's place asked him what he wanted for it. Davis didn't know the feller. He hadn't shown whether he was any good or not, and they wasn't any reason why Davis should give him the car. So he dickered with him, and after awhile they closed the deal for seventeen dollars, and the feller paid six dollars down. That is, it was agreed to take the six dollars out of the feller's wages. At the end of the week the hired man allowed as how he'd take the car and drive over and see his folks that lived up in Halifax, Vermont. That was all right with Davis. A hired man has to have some time off