Chetspeak on Sunday
The new waterway rounded a corner and opened up into a big round lake lined by green grasses and some tall trees, all that greenery reappearing on the surface of the water. And a boat – hey! our boat! – was doing that same doubled-up thing. Our boat but with one very rough-looking customer in the bow. The hair on the back of my neck rose right away, and I got ready to –
“Chet! For God’s sake! How many times do we have to go through this?”
Go through what? While I tried to remember whatever I was supposed to remember, the rough customer stopped baring his enormous teeth and so did I. Why look for trouble? And what was this? His ears didn’t match? And one of them had a tiny notch taken out of it, the kind of notch a whizzing bullet might have … At that moment, I remembered what I was supposed to remember. Then there was nothing to do but give myself a good shake, which was what I did.
“Chet! You’re going to tip the goddamn boat!”
And then we’d have our swim? That sounded pretty good to –
– from The Sound and the Furry (now in paperback).
Welcome new friends Spike, Atticus, Miley.
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