On Sundays we do beginnings, taking a look at the first few lines of all the Peter Abrahams books including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™ – mostly so we can use that word! Moniker™! (Which as you can see we now possess! What word should we grab next?) Since I heard a little Cajun music recently, how about The Sound and the Furry?

“One thing’s for sure,” the lawyer said, handing Bernie our check, “you earned every cent.”

Bernie tucked the check in – oh, no – the chest pocket of his Hawaiian shirt, just about his nicest Hawaiian shirt, with the hula dancers and the trombones, but that wasn’t the point. The point was we’d had chest pocket problems in the past, more than once. And possibly more than twice, but I wouldn’t know, since I don’t count past two. What I do know is that checks have a way of falling out of chest pockets.

“What’s he barking about?” the lawyer said.

Bernie glanced at me. “Just wants to get rolling,” he said. That wasn’t it at all: what I wanted was for Bernie to put that check in his front pants pocket where it would be safe. But then I realized that I did kind of want to get rolling. Wow! That was Bernie, knowing my own mind better than I did. And I knew his exactly the same way!



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2 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. B. Stover
    9:47 am on February 20th, 2022

    Keep barking Chet.

    Good day to all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    12:21 pm on February 20th, 2022

    Good day to all!
    We always tell the HOH to wag more and bark less.
    Maybe Chet has a point with the barking.
    Enjoy your Sunday. and maybe a sundae!

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