So, sad I know, I have read all 4 books SIX times. Sure I skip around more now, looking for my fave parts, but picking up New Moon yesterday I decided to SLOW it down A LOT... and I had a light bulb moment on page 74.. while laying listless in the forrest, spiraling into a depression alerted by the flashlights of the search party... Bella hears a snuffling in the leaves, sounds big, should she be scared... Bella decides it does not matter... It donned on me today, THAT WAS SAM.. He must have been in wolf form looking for her (as a favor to Billy I would assume after 'hearing' the conversation btwn Charlie and Billy after Bella was home.) and then phases back (about the time the snuffling was gone) ... OH WOW... It's proof, no matter how many times you read this book you will find something new in it!
I am sure most of you had found that already, but I wanted to share in case there was somebody else that did not!