Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Dunnell #13]
“The feller said he was the man all right, and give ‘em the plates he'd taken off the machine. He told ‘em all about it. He thought he'd done all r ight. But with those plates the fat was in the fire. The cops pinched him. And then they come and pinched Davis.
“You see, when the hired man give the car back to Davis, that time, the hired man's plates was on it. He didn't have no car so he left ‘em on. Davis had no use for the car so he didn't bother the plates. And he never thought about ‘em when he dickered with the hired man that was now in trouble with him. He wa'an't going to let the man get himself no plates 'til he'd paid for the car. And he thought, if anything, that when he was given the car he was given the feller's rights in the plates. He didn't think it important, anyway. No more than you would if they was a halter on a horse that someone give yer. Sort of went together, yer see.