He met the captain at the corner of the "Turnoff" one day late in August.
Rick swung into the Seaford turnoff and slowed for the main street.
Rick braked to a stop as the highway met the turnoff to Easton.
They reached the pumice works without seeing the geologist's lights again, and Rick stopped at the turnoff.
A few miles before the town of Lathrop Wells, Scotty spotted their turnoff.
He told the boys how he planted himself at the Pahrump Valley turnoff because the sedan would have to turn on lights there.
A turnoff to darkness has been deliberately taken, superstition has been embraced while knowledge has been destroyed.