The baby slept in the bed of a pickup. The bed of a pickup is not a safe place for a baby to sleep. Who doesn’t know this? The bed of a pickup is open to meteors, child snatchers, chronic low-grade fevers, and other things involving death. A pickup is used for transporting dirt. What happened is this: a 2×4 fell from the site of exploding construction. It might have been Gabriel or it might have been God. Either way, the board appeared from a womb of light and protected the sleeping baby until the wall of debris disintegrated and the storm passed.