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 1989, #5 – PRESSURE DROP (the first one where my Bahamian days came into play; look up blue holes if you get a chance. In this scene it’s an inland one. On the next book tour ask me about my crazy diving experiences way back when. I’d love to go on and on about it):

The blue hole isn’t blue. It is gray, even under a clear sky; just a quiet pond in the woods. Any of the village boys could skip a stone across it, but they never do. They don’t go near the blue hole because a monster lives at the bottom. The fisherman even claims he has seen it; the fisherman who drinks a bottle of rum a day.


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32 Responses to “Beginnings (More)”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:12 am on February 4th, 2018

    Good morning everyone! Diving? Used to be fun, except for getting caught in the kelp. Hope all are well and most can defrost soon.
    Whether it is puppy bowl Sunday or Super Bowl Sunday, have a really good one!

  2. BearSpiritDog
    9:44 am on February 4th, 2018

    Diving? Many, many Moons ago in a Land Far-Far Away.

    About Today’s Book Review…Pressure Point is an Excellent Book!

    And, don’t forget…It’s Superbowl Sunday…Superbowl 52!!

    A Super Sunday to All!!!

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:05 am on February 4th, 2018


    Another great beginning!

    Although we here do not care for football, I hope that the Eagles are victorious!

    A good day to all!

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:08 am on February 4th, 2018

    Per OFA’s suggestion, I looked up blue holes…

    Beau: I am very curious to know who your Super Bowl pick is!

  5. B.Stover
    10:46 am on February 4th, 2018

    The information about blue holes is interesting.

    Good morning all.

  6. Diane C.
    12:34 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Random memory from student days: “True or False. The Marianas Trench is a blue hole.”
    As I age I find the free association gets worse (or better, depending on what resources are available for entertainment).
    How are y’all doing this lovely Sunday?

  7. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:50 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Starbucks and Scrabble Sunday. I am forever the bridesmaid, never the bride when it comes to this game.

    Hey, Diane C!

  8. Thieves!
    4:24 pm on February 4th, 2018

    We love super bowl Sunday on account of there being no bible study. Beau was up and at ‘me early taking and making bets.

  9. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    4:52 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Keeping once again with tradition, here is the photo of OFA on the back of the first edition of Pressure Drop, his fifth novel which was published in 1989. Note the name of the person who took the photo at the top (I believe it is his wife).

  10. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    4:53 pm on February 4th, 2018

    And here is the original cover of the book.

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:55 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Wookie!…We here have that original cover…snort!snort!…It was a really great book!….yeeep!….I’m never going swimming again…burp!

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    5:57 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Thoughts!…On the Supper Bowl. I am really hoping there is at least 2 commercials starring Pugs!…snort! ….That would be pug-fan-tastic!…sneeze!

  13. Herd of Hounds
    6:01 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Wookie and Teddy’s Paw, we believe you are correct and his lovely daughter uses her mother’s name in her profession. And didn’t we all look good in 1989?

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:24 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Exciting!….We here are ready for the big game and excited to see the Best Team Win!….snort!snort! ….And we all deep in our hearts know who that will be….chuffle!

  15. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:56 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Tied!…3 ta 3. I like how this is going so far. It won’t be a big bl-…Not gonna say it or I will jinx the game..grunt!…Nice close game so far!…chuffle!…Soon, time for some nachos…YES!

  16. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:59 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Wow!…The Eagles have the first touchdown of the game!….snort!

  17. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:01 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Kick!…Missed it!…wheeze!…I wonder if that will come back to haunt them later…sneeze!…Time for a Dive…Splaasssh!

  18. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:06 pm on February 4th, 2018

    W’s&T’s Paw: Thanks for posting the cover and the photo!

    RIO!: 9 to 3…Philadelphia!

  19. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:14 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Bobbled!…I can’t believe what I just saw. Boston bobbled the toss and missed the field goal kick….yeeep!

  20. BooBear
    7:56 pm on February 4th, 2018

    I’m here watching the Super Bowl. Find myself hoping the underdog Eagles win, but not too invested in it so won’t be too upsetting if the Pats win. I loved the interviews I saw before the game with the 2 quarterbacks.

    Are any of y’all going to watch the Olympics? Mom loves the skating.

  21. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:05 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Sneaky!….The Eagles are just as sneaky as the Patriots…snort!…What a brave tricky play right before the half…wheeze!

  22. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:07 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Boo!…We here will finally get to watch a LOT of the Olympics this year as my friend will be home for more of the coverage…snort!…I am sooooo EXCITED for the Winter Olympics to start….gasp! ….This is the best February ever!…heh!heh!

  23. BooBear
    8:15 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Rio, that was a cool play. Can’t believe it worked that well!

    Mom is excited about the Olympics. She got to watch some of the figure skating where they pick the team and is really excited about a couple of the skaters.

  24. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:36 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Thursday!…The Winter Olypics start. The Opening Ceremonies are on Friday…Korea!…Go Figure…skate…sniff!

  25. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:37 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Game!…Back on very soon!…yeeep!.. I have a feeling the second half will be very exciting!…wheeze!

  26. Herd of Hounds
    8:46 pm on February 4th, 2018

    We are waiting with baity breath for the Winter Olympics.

  27. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:12 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Uh-Oh!….The last call for a touchdown for the Eagles means this will spark Brady to become invincible….yeeep!

    Score!…29 ta 19…yeep!…Eagles are ahead by a feather…snort!

    Score!… 26 ta 29!…gah!…See what I mean? It’s already happening…snort!

  28. BooBear
    10:04 pm on February 4th, 2018

    OMK! This really has been a fantastic game!

  29. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:05 pm on February 4th, 2018


  30. BooBear
    10:10 pm on February 4th, 2018

    It’s not over until the very end when you’re playing Tom Brady.

  31. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on February 4th, 2018

    History!…Has been made!…wow!…What a game!

  32. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on February 4th, 2018

    Foles!….Who knew who Nick was until now?…snort!…What an amazing story…chuffle!

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