Part 2, Chapter 10 Summary
Thompson’s attorney has decided it is time to go. Thompson takes him to the airport but almost causes his friend to miss the flight because he gets lost on the way. In fact, they are going in the opposite direction of the airport. The attorney is not happy. Thompson tells him not to worry; he has never missed a flight.
Thompson considers the logistics of his situation. There will not be another stoplight where he can turn around for at least five more miles. In Thompson’s estimation, there is only one option: cross the steep and grassy median and get to the opposite side of the freeway. He goes in at an angle, knowing full well that a wrong approach might flip the Whale over. The descent seems precarious for a few...
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