Continuity mistake: There's something funny going on with time in Chapters 20-21. Barney rescues Valancy from the rowdy dance shortly after 11 pm (Ch. 20), and takes her away in his car, which runs out of gas. They sit and talk for a long time (Ch. 21), until Valancy's uncle and cousin drive up. which supposedly happens at 10 pm - an hour before they even left. And Valancy tells her cousin Olive that she's been sitting there with Barney for three hours.