With a silent nod, the woman climbed into the car. Mary tried in vain to make conversation with the Apache woman.
The old Apache looked closely at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a red gift bag on the seat next to Mary.
‘What’s in the bag?’ asked the old woman.
‘It’s a bottle of whiskey that I got for my husband.’
The Apache woman was silent for another minute or two. Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said, ‘Good trade.’