A gambler's idiot son can spell out the names of winning ponies but refuses to do so after a few wins. The man uses violence and the boy spells out 'western star'. When the man boards a plane, it crashes, and he sees written on its tail section with his dying breath the words 'western star'.
A 25 year old with a brain tumor is given small odds of surviving surgery to remove it and has a hallucination of encountering Death. Just as he gives up hope and loses the will to fight for life, he has a vision of his future where he is married with children. He regains to will to fight for life and death slinks off, his appointment with Death...canceled.