Beginnings

On Sundays we do beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams novels including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker (this is the very first time I’ve used that word in my whole life! No worries – won’t happen again). Here’s the start of 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! Which is just one of the reasons why the Little Detective Agency is so successful, especially if you forget about the finances part. We’re partners. He’s Bernie Little. I’m Chet, pure and simple.

 

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10 Responses to “Beginnings”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:04 am on April 28th, 2019

    Greetings!

    The C&B beginnings always put a smile on my face!

    Hope OFA had a great day of bike riding yesterday!

    RIO! Christopher Robin’s original Winnie the Pooh toys are on display at the NY Public Library on Fifth Avenue. I went to see them last year!

    Good day to all!

  2. B.Stover
    11:05 am on April 28th, 2019

    Bernie needs to listen to you Chet. I’m trying to remember what happens to that check.

    Good morning all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    11:45 am on April 28th, 2019

    Morning all.
    I think we should all forget the finances. Smiles and grins.
    Good Sunday to everyone.

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    6:52 pm on April 28th, 2019

    RIO! What is cooking in Friend’s kitchen today? ;^)

  5. BooBear
    7:26 pm on April 28th, 2019

    Hi, guys! Mom has had a busy weekend and just now has sat down to look at her ipad. Hope Teddy can post pics of some of the awesome quilts.

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:19 pm on April 28th, 2019

    Rose!…My friend did not bake anything this weekend…grump!…She was sad because the weather has spoiled her plans to see the Tulips in Pella…wuffle!…Next weekend is out!out!out!…So she was bummed….bah!

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on April 28th, 2019

    Rose!…Have you seen the original “toys”??….sniff!sniff!

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on April 28th, 2019

    Pooh’s Little Instruction Book:…”When speaking to a Pooh-Pug of Very Little Brain, remember that long words may Bother him”….snuffle!

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on April 28th, 2019

    Wee!…You are the living form of Piglet if ever there was…snort!snort!

  10. Wee Nigel
    11:18 pm on April 28th, 2019

    Rio: Use small words. Got it. Does Pooh Bear suggest turning to Professor B if big words are bandied about unexpectedly?

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