After Nena's thread about dots, thought I'd have another trawl through my punctuation (always slightly insecure about it). I'm not certain about reported speech within direct speech. This is a character reporting a conversation with another character. I've just amended it. Are the speech marks correct like this?
'I told him Id been out trapping but had no luck. Its overhunted down here, I said, Ill head up and join the big trappers next time. Is that where you been, taking supplies up to the trappers? Yes, he says. It must take a lot of skill driving a cart on those narrow mountain roads, I says. I bet a cart couldnt get any further than the trappers camp. "Oh, I been up past the tree-line, he tells me. Never, says I. Ive raced avalanches on tracks where theres no more than a hands width between my wheels and long miles of crystal air, says he.'