“My attorney saw the hitchhiker long before I did. “Let’s give this boy a lift,” he said, and before I could mount any argument he was stopped and this poor Okie kid was running up to the car with a big grin on his face, saying, “Hot damn! I never rode in a convertible before!”
“Is that right?” I said. “Well, I guess you’re about ready, eh?” The kid nodded eagerly as we roared off.
“We’re your friends,” said my attorney. “We’re not like the others.””
- Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Art by Ralph Steadman