Beginnings (More)

On Sundays, we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Chet and Bernies (as part of Chetspeak) – and now taking on all the Peter Abrahams novels in chronological order. Here from 2008, #20, INTO THE DARK, 3rd in the Echo Falls series for younger readers. A nice fit for Memorial Day Weekend, and because of that, instead of the beginning, here’s a little bit of Mr. Sidney, the old school bus driver, talking to Ingrid and her friend Ty.

“Very next morning they had us on the road to the prison camp. Not going to talk about the Death March – you can look it up. Not going to talk about the starvation, or the disease, the heat, or what happened to anybody who lagged behind, even to drink from a mud puddle.”

“What happened to them?” said Ty.

“What did I just say?” said Mr. Sidney.

[“I’ve read the two previous Echo Falls mysteries featuring Ingrid (Down the Rabbit Hole and Behind the Curtain) and enjoyed them, but I think this one may be the best of all.”
– Claire Rosser, KLIATT (starred review)]



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15 Responses to “Beginnings (More)”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:28 am on May 27th, 2018


    A wonderful beginning (kind of) in keeping with the Memorial Day weekend!

    What fun at Teddy’s yesterday…He tangos divinely!

    A good Sunday to all!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:20 am on May 27th, 2018

    Good morning Wose and everyone. Happy Egg Day, Chetspeak, Beginnings and Memorial Day weekend. We too enjoyed the Echo Falls books. Whatever you do today, enjoy it.

  3. B.Stover
    10:23 am on May 27th, 2018

    That is from page 246 if anyone is interested.

    Good morning all.

  4. wose-The Small and Meek
    10:35 am on May 27th, 2018

    HRH,B: Did you look that up? :^)

  5. Staff
    11:54 am on May 27th, 2018

    I really liked the Echo Falls Series. I was looking forward to Ingrid growing up. I wonder if Our Favorite Author had ever thought about that? You know, to get about the age of Nancy Drew. ;-D

  6. B.Stover
    12:11 pm on May 27th, 2018

    Rose: I was curious to see what Mr. Sidney said about what he was “not going to talk about.”

  7. Hobbitz
    2:25 pm on May 27th, 2018

    Sadie Bear: drains come out in a few days

  8. Hobbitz
    2:26 pm on May 27th, 2018
  9. Wose-The Small and Meek
    2:59 pm on May 27th, 2018

    HRH,B: :^)

    Poor Sadie Bear…Hope she is tip-top soon!

  10. Herd of Hounds
    3:55 pm on May 27th, 2018

    Sadie Bear, you stay under that quilt and heal.

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    4:37 pm on May 27th, 2018


  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    4:38 pm on May 27th, 2018

    Teddie!…Belated Happy Birthday beers pal!…snort!snort!

  13. Wose-The Small and Meek
    6:12 pm on May 27th, 2018

    RIO! How is your Friend feeling?

  14. Thieves!
    9:14 pm on May 27th, 2018

    TRR: What do you get for the devil dog who has everything? An ID of his very own. Here you go, pal. It’s hot off the presses. According to this, you are a 47 year old feline living in Mevy Mase, Charyland. Use it in good health.

  15. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on May 27th, 2018

    Rose!…Do not worry. My friend is feeling tip-tippy-top again. Except for this really really hot weather in May…yeeep!…Pushing 100 degrees here today…sweat!sneeze!…Even the squirrels are lying flat on the grass trying to get cool-ish..sniff!…Record breaking heat…sniff! …My friend barely got her little garden planted. and a few perrinials…weep!…That was at 6am. …grump!

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