Patrick Wallace, a cello player in the school orchestra, stayed too late in the gym one afternoon practicing for the Christmas program. When he left to go home, he discovered he had missed the school bus! As he tried to lug his cello down the sidewalk, it began to snow.
Though he had been taught never to accept a ride from a stranger, the temptation was too great, and he found himself in deep trouble at Christmas time. This is the story he told to his worried neighbors. The author was one of those neighbors who lived in Provo in 1944