"Daniel Manous is a loner. For the last two years he has lived on the flank of Picken’s Nose in an abandoned, discarded bread truck in the back of which he has placed a wood stove and a bed. His job is to watch over a fish hatchery fed by the purest waters of Betty’s creek.
The job is a lonely one - high on the side of the mountain is a spot only accessible by foot or rugged automobile - and it gives a man plenty of time to think. Dan has two volumes of poetry with him in his truck, one by Burns and the other by Tennyson. He has read them both. The rest of his free time is spent hiking, hunting, or playing his banjo.”
—The Foxfire Book