A young woman Moss picks up on the shoulder of the highway, the young hitchhiker is on her way to California. She and Moss have existential conversations about running from problems, and the inability to escape the past. She tries to tempt Moss into a sexual interaction, but Moss remains faithful to Carla Jean. After Moss gives her a thousand dollars, she says she has always been lucky, but Moss tells her eventually her luck will run out. In the end, Moss is right. Two Mexican men searching for the briefcase full of money kill the young woman along with Moss.
The No Country for Old Men quotes below are all either spoken by The Young Hitchhiker or refer to The Young Hitchhiker. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of No Country for Old Men published in 2006.).
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