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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY. MAR. 18, 1919
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An Adventure on Wheels f
Jly .. M. LYDOATE
In view of tin fact tliat first iin-j
pressions are little better than the
lingering remnants of ignorance,
they -merit perhaps very little con
sideration; yet very commonly
they enjoy the advantages of
primogeniture, and persist in
stubborn dignity just because
they are first impressions.
M'ary of An A iitomobilc
My tirst impressions of an auto
mobile were very unfavorable, and
doubtless "they have tinged every
subsequent impression. It hap
pened in this wise: 1 was in Ho
nolulu with a spare day at my
command, and I wanted to go
down to Ihe Wahiawa dam, then
in process of construction. I went
to the Club Stables, ami told them
of my ourpose, and suggested a
carriage and span for the trip.
The manager, who wus evidently
used to giving advice with author
ity, listened deprerat ingly. "Oh,
no! What you want is an auto!
If you go in a carriage it will
take all day. If you take an auto,
you'll get buck by lunch time."
I was tit tirst inclined to resent
being. told what I wanted, but
then I remembered that this was
it city man. and knew it whole lot
more than I ilid, being only a
country jay, and that this -author
ity Wits one of the prerogatives of
the city man in dealing with his
backwoods brother. I am con
servative, and rather like to stay
by the thing that I know; but I
was otr on it Holiday, and was
fairly entitled to be a-lit tie reck
less. "Well," I said, "I don't know
much about :m automobile, will
it get me back without any break
down?" "Sure! (Set you back flying!"
"All right," I said, "S::!0 to
First Avquaintain-c "With a Ford
It Wiis it Ford, in Ihe early ditys
when they were smaller, less pow
erful, and less able to go any
where than they tire now and 1
suppose, less reliable.
It Wits my tirst experience, and
it seemed to me that we travelled
a whole lot faster than there was
any need for, and that the road,
even in the smooth places, was
rougher than I supposed any fair
ly good road could be.
We got to our destination all
right, and saw whatever there was
to be seen, just what, I don't re
member now in fact I don't re
member much of anything about
it, except that no one invited us to
lunch, and there seemed to be no
provision for getting it any other
way. Tli is made us the more anx
ious to get hack home, ami the
speed that had seemed excessive
coming down didn't seem at all
out of the Wity going buck.
Quits On the Job
All of it sudden, in the bottom
of the largest and deepest valley
in the whole trip, the machine
stopped dead ; with characteristic
depravity, in the hottest, dustiest,
most (Sod forsaken place that
could be found.
-1 Hit- hay's Work
The chaullVur got out, quietly
and jauntily, as though nothing
unusual had happened, ami pro
ceeded to open up the car, as
though he knew just exactly
where to put his linger at once on
the trouble, and, one sifter another
he did all the obvious ami easy
things that they sail do to an auto
under the circumstances; did
them cheerily, contident ly, me
chanically. (Il ls J)oirii To HnsiiH ss
Then he took oil' his coat, and
cull's, ami collar, ami tackled Ihe
hard ihings, one by one, contident
of a diagnosis by elimination. JSe
tween times he cranked, long and
vigorously till the sweat poured
oil' him, but all in vain. At first
he talked optimistically. Such
little difiicultics were trivial; all
in the day's work and not to be
t il ken seriously. Then he was
silent ami sullen. Then he was
eloquent and profane. He damn
ed the thing up hill aiid down
(bile; he kicked it; he spit on it.
Then he stood aside and glared at
it in the mute frenzy of exaustcd
wrath for which no words were
Took It AU and Said Sothing
Like the famous Tar Baby, the
auto "lay low, and said nothing.''
Its mute, forbearance was one of
the most aggravating things about
it. If it had bucked, or kicked,
or bit, or squealed, it wouldn't
have been so bad.. It simply did
nothing, but it wouldn't go.
Rirrvutions By the Way
A big touring car tilled with
jaunty people came by, und cast
pitying looks upon us, as much
iis to say, "That's what you get for
travelling in a Ford!" A China
man with a load of wood, piled
high, came along. His team took
fright at the balking auto, shied
oil' to one side, and landed the
wagon in the 'ditch, dishing his
wheels and upsetting his load.
And he too was eloquent in Chi
nese profauity. The least we
could do was to apologize for our
auto, ami help him get his wagon
out of the ditch.
Meanwhile the chauffeur kept
tinkering away at the machine do
ing over again the various things
that he had already done more
than once; doing them again simp
ly because there was nothing else
Begins To Look Serious
The afternoon wore away; we
had had an early breakfast, and
no lunch, and we were beginning
to think that we wouldn't get any
dinner. What at first seemed
rather an amusing adventure, be
gan to look like a serious one. It
seemed an unattractive place to
spend the night. Finally we mod
estly suggested that he had better
telephone to town for help. This
meant walking back several miles
through the dust and heat, to the
nearest telephone. "No! he would
be . He would do no such
thing!" With a good desil of vivid
commentary on his text by way of
The Call for Aid
We left the idea with him, how
ever, with the hope that it might
sink in in time, and returned to
the study of the sunset behind the
Filially, to our great relief, he
submitted to the inevitable, and
trudged away to the telephone
stiiTion, and in due time, between
live ami six o'clock, another car,
stud another chautFeur appeared
on the scene.
And this second chauffeur was
just as confident that he could fix
the car as the first one had been.
So he set to work, to do over
again, one by one, all the things
which the other had done. With
much the same waning patience,
and much of the same comment.
And the other stood by grimly
ami let him do it. And the auto
took it all in mute patience, and
gave no sign.
Finally, when it was too dark
to do anything more, if there was
anything more to do, they gave it
up and we started for home. I,
sit lesist, was fearful lest there
should be a sympathetic strike on
the relief car. There wasn't I'll
give the automobile credit for
.1 Dangerous Derelict
The stables immediately dis
psitched a team of stalwart mules
for the cur, and it reached town
in the early morning. As it was
still on strike, and wouldn't go,
ami nobody could tell what ailed
the pesky thing, it was towed
down to the garage, lint on the
way it ran into a freight wagon,
from which it was rescued only
after it had wrecked the wagon
and added to its own incapacity.
It Wiis ii long time before I
could bring myself to look on an
iiut.iinohile with anything like a
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