Two drifters, Robert and William, are driving across the desert in their battered pickup truck. Ned Bantlin is chasing them on a motorcycle and they try to outrun him, and then pull off behind an old sign. They spot a man on a motorcycle behind them and try to outrun him. Ned drives by and misses them. Robert explains that Ned is always following them, picking up on whatever harvests they happen to find. Robert and William continue on William wonders if their luck is changing. Robert says it is, and pulls off. He admits he doesn't know why he pulled off and there doesn't seem to be anything there. Robert looks out and sees a mighty city in the distance. He explains that it's a mirage, reflecting a city from hundreds of miles away, and it's a gift they shouldn't examine too carefully. William looks at it and sees something different, and Robert figures each person who views it sees what they want...Read the full recap
Host: When I was a boy, my dad was looking for work. He took my mom, my brother Skip and myself, and headed west. Along the way, in the middle of nowhere whatsoever at all, on a hot summer desert noon, with the wind still and heat rising from the sand dunes, we were witness to a miracle. Years later, I remembered the miracle. This is that remembrance.
Robert: Oh, Willie, Willie, never ask Nature. There's things about radio waves and rainbows and northern lights, we're never gonna know.
William: Are we the pure at heart?
Robert: Nah. Not like the kids who came through today, who saw anything they wanted to see. Not like the big folks with them, born in wheat fields and by God's grace wandering the world. Nah, we're not the big children, not the little children. Willie, I'm glad to be alive. You know the morning air, early, on the road. Maybe we take it easy, don't think, relax.