Beginnings (More)

On Sunday we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Chet and Bernie’s (as part of Chetspeak) – and now taking on all the Peter Abrahams novels in chronological order. Here, from 1986 (shortly after China was opening up to individual travelers), #3 – RED MESSAGE.

The baby always woke up early. That was what saved his life, the morning the Green Snake men came.



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35 Responses to “Beginnings (More)”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:15 am on January 21st, 2018

    Good morning everyone! A colorful and succinct opening. Waiting for input from W&T’s Paw.
    Enjoy Sunday.

  2. dawson
    9:15 am on January 21st, 2018

    Are you trying to keep me up at night?!

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:29 am on January 21st, 2018


    What an ominous opening…

    Good day to all!

  4. Diane C.
    10:30 am on January 21st, 2018

    Good day to ya’ll. Freezing here, and now Green snake Men! I’m going back to bed to read…

  5. BearSpiritDog
    11:28 am on January 21st, 2018

    OMD! What an Opening…Now we’ll all have Nightmares!

  6. Herd of Hounds
    12:03 pm on January 21st, 2018

    DianeC. Hard to believe we are a degree warmer than you in SoCal.
    At least the puppy pool has melted. Don’t need to watch Tara jump up-and-down on it like a black polar bear trying to break the ice.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    12:27 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Who is Tara? Darned corking otters. Darah Thea.

  8. dawson
    12:42 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Darah Thea: I love the visual of you trying to break the puppy pool ice.

  9. Herd of Hounds
    1:02 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Dawson, the DDD found a B&B on the top floor of THE building in Whittier, AK.
    Told him that I’d be willing to go if you’d go…and bring me a Valium.

  10. Herd of Hounds
    1:14 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Howlers, Your mom never thought she’d hear me say something like that.

  11. Masquers
    1:59 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Lol…the Whittier Tunnel…NOT for the claustrophobic!

  12. Herd of Hounds
    2:17 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Masquers, or any other sane person.

  13. dawson
    2:29 pm on January 21st, 2018

    You’re off the hook HOH. I’m staying put for awhile.

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    3:50 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Play-Off!….The Katz are ahead of the Patz right now…snort!

  15. BearSpiritDog
    4:28 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Their Excuse would be the Star Player’s Hurt Paw!

  16. c.hobbitz
    6:22 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Dawson: well, phooey. I will put away the cribbage board I bought. For a moment I was hoping for. Dawson vs Digger rematch at the Hobbit Hotel

  17. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:27 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Wow!…What a game!…snort!…Now if only the Supper Bowl will be so exciting…wheeze!

  18. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:39 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Staff!….Is Mr. FireSlippers watching the game tonight?….chuffle!…We here will be rooting for The Vikings of course…heh!heh!…The big game is going to start so sit down and relax Mr. FireSlippers…snort!

  19. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:41 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Celebration!….I sure hope Spencer and his pointy head is not celebrating too much this evening…sniff!….I am really dying for a new Chet and Bernie adventure….groan!

  20. Herd of Hounds
    7:36 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Dawson, direct quote from Digger, “you just don’t want to get your butt kicked at cribbage “. His words, not mine.

  21. Staff
    7:46 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Rio, Mr. Staff is taping the game. He will not be watching until he thinks they will win. he can’t stand the suspense.

  22. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:56 pm on January 21st, 2018

    What!!…I’ve never heard of anyone with real Slippers doing that…grunt!…Tell him to put his big dawg Slippers on and watch his team…gasp!

  23. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:57 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Staff!…Right now might now be a “good” time…wheeze!

  24. Staff
    8:17 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Rio, I TOLD him. He says he doesn’t trust you!!!!

  25. Staff
    8:18 pm on January 21st, 2018

    He says in the earlier game one team had the lead the whole game and then lost in the last two minutes.

    He evidently only has little dawg slippers. 🙁

  26. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:29 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Staff!…DO NOT let Mr. Tiny FireSlippers turn on the TV tonight….yeeep!

  27. dawson
    8:34 pm on January 21st, 2018

    I spent all day at the Senior’s hall cooking for a crowd and only 12 people showed up for our monthly meeting. It has been snowing all day, but this is the North and that shouldn’t have stopped anyone. The good news is I missed the Patriots/Jaguars game. And I have a ton of leftover chicken with wild rice to put in the freezer.

    CHobbitz: I’ve only been home 2 weeks from my last vacation! I am also waiting on calls to schedule 2 different medical appointments that will happen sometime after Feb 14th and involve travel to the next town south.

    DOD: I get my butt kicked at cribbage on a daily basis. LOL!

  28. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:56 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Dawson!…Guess what? The nice neighbors across the street have invited my friend to come and play cards at their house…snort!…She is so excited. But it sort of sounds like this a warmer weather activity so therefore…she will have to wait till Spring and Summer to find out how and what and which games they play. Hoping to hell it is Poker…chuffle!

  29. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Eagles!…Have spread their wings again….yeeep!…Poor Mr FireSlippers…snuffle!…Oh no! A big fight on the field…wheeze!

  30. Staff
    9:53 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Rio. Mr. Fireslippers did check the score after I told him you said it “might” be a good time. He did not turn on the TV. His opinion of your trust has not been changed. I didn’t tell him about the second post about NOT turning on the TV yet. LOL. He is sad now but at least he did not watch it. Poor Baby.

  31. Thieves!
    10:14 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Staff: what is Mr. Fireslippers Trust level in us?

  32. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Staff!…Back up there when I said “Right now might now be a “good” time”…wheeze!..I miss typed with my pug paw and it should have read, “Right now might NOT be a “good” time”….sniff!…No wonder he doesn’t have any trust in meez…yeep!sob!

  33. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:43 pm on January 21st, 2018

    Loss!…We here are sorry for his loss…sniff!…There is always next year, right?…gurgle!

  34. Staff
    11:46 pm on January 21st, 2018

    I will make sure he reads your apology. I am sure he will forgive you. LOL

    Thieves. I have not asked him about you. I can not answer your question. Maybe Alice knows.

  35. Thieves!
    12:36 am on January 22nd, 2018

    Alice: What say you? Before your answer, remember that Ole Doc, our brother named a dew claw Mr. Fireslippers.

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