We walked away from the pool, me first, Ray in the middle, and then Bernie. That was a good way of doing things, especially with perps. Was Ray a perp? I didn’t know, but I was ready for anything. Meanwhile those sirens were louder.

“Where’s your car?” Bernie said.

“Don’t have one,” Ray said.

“Yeah, you do,” Bernie said. “Your father – “

Ray’s voice rose. “I don’t have a damn father.”

Bernie paused. “Bob said he saw you driving an econobox in Bakersfield.”

“It broke down when I got to Vegas,” Ray said. “I took a taxi here.”

“You haven’t done a very good job of covering your tracks,” Bernie said.

“Why should I?”

“That’s the operative question right now.”

“What does that mean?”

Bernie didn’t answer. We hurried through Albie’s house, out the gate and onto the road.

“Hop in,” Bernie said. “Uh, Chet? You’ll have to get in the back.”

The back? It was just a shelf. I hated being in the back. Did that mean Ray was getting the shotgun seat?

“Chet? We’re running out of time, big guy.”

The thing with Bernie: he always asks me so nicely. I saw flashing blue lights through the trees on the next block.

Spence and Admin say thanks for all the birthday wishes – and that great card!

Still time to try your luck at the pop quiz (see June 23 post).


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124 Responses to “Getaway”

  1. Riö - The Evil
    4:21 am on June 29th, 2010

    Finally!….They are getting out of there!… snort!…I wonder who is out to get Ray?… grunt!…Its good he has Chet and Bernie on his side because he is pretty clueless…heh!

    Yawn!… The Rockies won!…WOOOO!…my goodness its too early to be up and at it…grump!

    Rats!… I was really hoping we would see the quiz results today… crap!

  2. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    4:30 am on June 29th, 2010

    Rio. Up early here too (although not as early as you). Glad the Rockies won. Ray is definitely being set up. I still think its gotta be Foster, although who knew he was smart enough to pull this off. But fortunately, not as smart as Bernie and Chet. Well, we're off to the farm market to get stuff. Last week my mom bought lots of black raspberries, to make preserves (she does it the old fashioned way, with Ball jars and everything). Quite yummy. This week I think we are in for apricot preserves. Also quite yummy. I'll check in later when I'm back. Wookie

  3. dawson
    5:07 am on June 29th, 2010

    Chet: I like the way Bernie always treats you with respect. Now get in the car.

    Reality Check: I'm half-way through it and Cody is out in the snow without a coat or the proper footwear, freezing but not admitting it to anyone, all alone trying to be tough. I hope it ends on a happy note.

    Wookie: Wow – homemade preserves. Delish.

  4. Gus and BooBear
    5:15 am on June 29th, 2010

    Hey, guys!! Sorry for the long absence. Mom and Dad have sd our house and we're moving to a big country house with a little bit of property. During the process of showing our house, 1/2 of our 15 brothers and sisters have been boarded so Mom has been spending a lot of her evenings over with them so she's pretty tired by the time she gets home. She has been letting us read the posts everyday but has been too tired to read all the posts.

    However, we are very sorry to hear about ur friends dad, Rio. Mom lost both her parents in the past few years and it is quite an adjustment.

    Happy belated birthday to our favorite author! Sorry we missed the big day.

    How are Grace and the pups doing? We have tried to catch the puppy pictures.

    We'll try to catch up on the past months posts. We really feel out of sorts without our daily fix of Chet's blog family!

  5. dawson
    5:15 am on June 29th, 2010

    Rio: When I went to bed the Rockies were ahead 6 -0. I see the final score had the Rockies winning 10 – 6. Must've been a rollicking last 4 innings. Go Rockies!

  6. dawson
    5:20 am on June 29th, 2010

    Gus and Boobear: Welcome back and congratulations on a new house in the country. With 15 brothers and sisters you need it. Wait until you see the pictures of the 12 Newfie puppies that were born while you were gone!

  7. Riö - The Evil
    5:20 am on June 29th, 2010

    Rockies!… They won without me clapping for them too!… snort!… I think Ubaldo had a little bit to do with it… heh!… Spilly hit a homerun! He is filling in for our guy Brad Hawpe…. grunt!… I heard that Hawpe will be back in tonight’s game… woooo!

  8. Riö - The Evil
    5:22 am on June 29th, 2010

    Puss N’ Boots!!….Those two old Kats are still alive!…. Yeah!

  9. dawson
    5:23 am on June 29th, 2010

    Rio: Oh oh – a simultaneous post.

  10. Sam
    5:31 am on June 29th, 2010

    G&BB, how good to hear from you. Selling a house is not fun, as I have been told. Personally, I had no problem with it, except when they made me leave! What difference could a small dog and a few hundred dog toys make? Or a bunch of cats. Sheesh!

    When the house is sold, as yours now is, there's still a lot to do, but those stupid showings are over!

  11. Riö - The Evil
    5:32 am on June 29th, 2010

    Dawson!… Lets just hope Lil Lexi doesn’t show up now!…snort!…She is infamous for posting at the same time as everyone else… heh! … Over and over again… grunt!

  12. B. Stover
    5:39 am on June 29th, 2010

    Sorry you have to sit in the back Chet, but you guys have to get out of there!

  13. ÄbbietheKitty
    5:45 am on June 29th, 2010

    Good Morning,

    Gosh Gus and BooBear I have been wondering where you were. Good to see you back again. Dawson, you and Riö are happy campers today. Your teams won. (((sigh))) Or do I mean πŸ™ maybe I do. We shall find out.

    Today is quilting today. YaY. I believe I will finish the top of the quilt I am making for Dawson's grandson. I just have borders left. Finally! I started talking to him about it last fall.

    Well I got my answers in to the pop quiz judge yesterday. Hope it is soon. I am not good at waiting. I am too curious.


  14. B. Stover
    5:46 am on June 29th, 2010

    Welcome back Gus and BooBear.

    I don't think we'll be getting the results of the quiz for a while yet….patience, patience.

    Yes, who is after Ray? And where is Astrid? And why is Ray so angry with Col. Bob who didn't know about his existence until Bakersfield? And who killed Albie and where is Foster? (I'll probably have to start inventing backstory again…fun but often inaccurate.)

  15. Lexi
    6:09 am on June 29th, 2010

    Rio! I'm what? Excuse me? I'll send my Bobs out after you! πŸ˜›

    Chet! Good thing that Bernie treats you nicely. Now get in the back seat of the car! πŸ™‚

    Did Ray get bonked on the head and that made him loose some of his memory?

    And yes, Bee, I'd love to see your backstory of this event. I'm getting kind of lost here. πŸ™

  16. Riö - The Evil
    6:27 am on June 29th, 2010

    Lexi!… Hi. πŸ™‚

    Stover!… I want to see your backstory too!…snort!… I just can’t believe Foster did all this…grunt!…We are missing a key element somewhere… sneeze!

  17. Barb & Maggie
    6:30 am on June 29th, 2010

    Shucks! We were hoping for quiz results today.

    Rio, Did you try any of those fresh eggs yet? Does your friend's sister keep chickens like we do?

    We also think Ray is being set up, but by whom?

    Poor Chet. He doesn't like to ride in the back.

  18. Siberian Husky
    6:54 am on June 29th, 2010

    Chet will go ahead and leap in the back because Bernie does treat him with respect. Chet the Jet can do it in a flash. All dogs should be treated with respect.

    Book on outta there, guys, because the cops are getting close and they will bust Ray.

  19. Riö - The Evil
    6:57 am on June 29th, 2010

    Chickens!… She does have a coop full of chickens… snort!… Also guinea hens, a turkey, peacocks, 2 goats, a pig, a ferret, Kats, dogs, and a new puppie….grunt!… I’m sure I’ve left off some other things… wheeze!

  20. Siberian Husky
    7:01 am on June 29th, 2010

    Gus and BooBear, Good to hear from you and to know that you are okay. That new property sounds like a place you will really love.

    Melanie? Did Gracie's blood test come back yet? Hope all is well with the pack and the puppies

  21. B. Stover
    7:06 am on June 29th, 2010

    I have to do some deep pondering before I can make up a backstory.

  22. Riö - The Evil
    7:52 am on June 29th, 2010

    Stover!…. In your backstory maybe say the guys who setup Ray are some bad dudes who also want to find Astrid…. snort!… Maybe they followed him to Albie’s house and then knocked Ray out ….cough!…Then they forced Albie to tell them where Astrid is before they shot him dead… grunt!… Then they made it look like Ray did it….wheeze!

  23. Mollypop
    8:07 am on June 29th, 2010

    B. could bring some new characters into her backstory.

  24. Älice Johnson
    8:11 am on June 29th, 2010

    Nuh-uh. We don't get to add character to the back story. That's against the 'rules'. That is called making up a new story.


    You would think you had never read a mystery before.

    Exasperated Alice

  25. Älice Johnson
    8:16 am on June 29th, 2010

    Unless I am forgetting someone, the only other people in this story are Astrid, Col Bob and Foster.

    B,am I forgetting anyone?

    If that is correct then, unless PA/SQ is really jacking us around, one of those three did 'it'. Or do you want to think Chet and Bernie did it? Or, of course, Ray in a drunken stupor.


    Alice (just the facts ma'am) Johnson

  26. B. Stover
    8:18 am on June 29th, 2010

    Actually we do have another character but we haven't met him personally yet. In the post of May 24, Foster tells Bernie that Albie got it into his head that Astrid was interested in some other "dude" but that he was wrong because Astris liked Albie "a little." Bernie asks Foster if he, Foster, is the other dude but F just laughs.

    This may fit with the way Astrid "handles" men. She may have played on Ray's sensibilities to the point that he hates his father. I think she must be the one who told Ray about Col. Bob.

    Perhaps she played on the sensibilities of the other "dude" and he became obsessed with protecting her, to the point that he kills Albie. Perhaps he's jealous of Ray because he doesn't want any man to be close to her. Perhaps Astrid finally realizes the dude's obsessiveness and she becomes afraid of him and runs away to Pine City. Perhaps Foster helped her get away….somehow he knew where she was going. The other dude set up Ray in order to hurt Astrid……..

  27. Älice Johnson
    8:20 am on June 29th, 2010

    And may I remind you we really don't know Astrid. She could be anything by now. Anything at all. Although I hate to think of her as someone who would knowingly help set up her son.

    Col Bob saved Bernie's life. But that was then. This is now. We don't really know why he wants to find Astrid now do we? He just does. People do change.

    But the facts, as we know them, don't.


  28. Älice Johnson
    8:23 am on June 29th, 2010

    Ohhhhhhh. Good one BStover. That is why you get the big English Teacher bucks. You remembered the 'other dude'.

    Well, I have to go to quilting now. I have tarried here too long.


  29. B. Stover
    8:29 am on June 29th, 2010

    To add to the backstory: Another reason the dude sets up Ray is so that Astrid will come out of "hiding."

    I think Col. Bob only wants to find Astrid because Ray has made him feel, possibly, fraternal responsibility. Col. Bob is humane and probably wants Ray, since he is his son, to like him. He's looking for solutions for Ray.

    AJ: English professors do not make high salaries especially considering the amount of schooling necessary.

  30. Siberian Husky
    8:30 am on June 29th, 2010

    This is cool…I'm getting more story to read while Chet's is slowly unfolding.

    Does Abbie and staff know that Alice has taken control of the computer while they are quilting.

  31. B. Stover
    8:34 am on June 29th, 2010

    I'm not accustomed to working alone. I normally have an entire classroom of people helping to expand on ideas. Guys, expand……

  32. Melanie
    9:00 am on June 29th, 2010

    Jeez, what a day. Have time to say HI and read the post. Will catch up with everyone later. Chet! Make sure you get everyone away. Even if it means riding on the back shelf.

    I hope what happened to Dan and Zoë today doesn't happen to you guys. They were coming up the road and the hood of the Subaru flipped up and smashed the windshield TWICE! Jeez.

    Now we are waiting for Harvard people to get here and evaluate the pups for empathy. Should be fun. Will let you know.

    Grace is doing well. The pups are now 3 weeks old, so have passed their second birth. They can hear and see as well as smell and they are beginning to do slow motion playing. Have a couple of pics and will put them up when I can.

    BUT CHET! Bernie's Porche is not new so check the hood clasp!

  33. Melanie
    9:42 am on June 29th, 2010

    We now have Harvard students yawning at our puppies.

  34. B. Stover
    9:49 am on June 29th, 2010

    Rio: I don't think that Albie knew Astrid's whereabouts.

  35. Mollypop
    10:02 am on June 29th, 2010

    Melanie – The slow motion playing sounds too precious for words. Mom would do nothing but watch them all day.

  36. Lexi
    10:14 am on June 29th, 2010

    Rio, what's YOUR view on how things are turning out so far? What do you think has happened/is happening?

  37. Riö - The Evil
    10:17 am on June 29th, 2010

    Lexi!…Look way up yonder…snort!…I already spouted my 2 cents worth of backstory pondering!…grunt!

  38. Barb & Maggie
    10:18 am on June 29th, 2010

    Glad Dan and Zoe are ok. If that had happened in heavy traffic it could have been awful.

    Rio, That is a lot of critters at that place back in Iowa. Is that why they are smelly? Guinea are pretty, but very loud. They are the "watch fowl" of the barnyard.

  39. Melanie
    10:57 am on June 29th, 2010

    Pups had a dinner break. The Harvard Students are back to yawning at puppies and taping them.

  40. Riö - The Evil
    11:09 am on June 29th, 2010

    Melanie!… What the hell?… snort!… How bizarre is that?… cough!

  41. dawson
    11:26 am on June 29th, 2010

    Alice Johnson: Bernie saved Colonel Bob's life, not the other way around. (Chapter 15 – THAT)

  42. dawson
    11:39 am on June 29th, 2010

    Detroit Tigers pitcher, Joel Zumaya, who was injured last night is out for the season with a fractured elbow. Ouch.

    Melanie: Hooray! The puppies have been accepted into Harvard! Right after their 2nd birthing. I'm so proud.

  43. Riö - The Evil
    11:43 am on June 29th, 2010

    Harvard!…Apparently , Harvard isn’t as hard as it used to be… snort!

  44. Mollypop
    12:12 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Miss Exasperated Alice – nyah nyah nyah nyah! Tee hee.

  45. Riö - The Evil
    12:18 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Alice!… I think Alice is a little too big for her fluffy tail today!…heh!.. Telling everyone what they can and cannot do to the story….bah humbug!

  46. B. Stover
    12:18 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Melanie: Do the puppies yawn back? And, if so, does that mean that they're empathetic?

    Wookie: Do we have apricot preserves yet?

  47. Riö - The Evil
    12:55 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Uh oh!… I think someone is going to be in a very bad mood tonight….gulp!… She has had to deal with some mentally challenged people today…snort!… and is not very happy right now… grunt!… Maybe we won’t have to go over to the smelly house tonight….snort!

  48. Melanie
    12:55 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Okay, still haven't had time to read, but Harvard just left. The pups were great. They yawned back. Now have to make dinner and then I can PLAY on the computer!!!

  49. Lexi
    1:20 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Sorry, Rio. I feel a little weird today. Like, I'm dizzy. And in my dizzy commotion I think I found a new Bob! 😐 Maybe? Maybe not?

  50. Lexi
    1:21 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Oh! It worked. Okay, so there's πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ πŸ™ and 😐 Bobs. I'm a happy queen!

  51. Lexi
    1:26 pm on June 29th, 2010

    When do y'all think we're gonna get the quiz results? I hope I won….but I don't think I did….

  52. Barb & Maggie
    1:33 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Bee, Remember when we were asking you about the Kindle a few weeks ago? Well, Barb bought one for a college graduation gift for her nephew. They were $258 thru Amazon. Now we heard that they are dropping the price to $189, to stay competative with the Nook. She wishes she had waited. Oh well, at least he loves it!

  53. B. Stover
    1:48 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Did Barb get a Kindle for herself?

  54. B. Stover
    1:49 pm on June 29th, 2010

    I think that you can buy Kindles at Targets now as well…same price: $189.

  55. Siberian Husky
    1:58 pm on June 29th, 2010

    It would be sooo neat if Melanie could get some video of the puppies up on youtube or her website…just a thought, Melanie

  56. Melanie
    2:10 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Whew, have caught up. Youse guys have been busy! Backstories, preserves, G&BB not only back but in a new house, Bobs all over the place, expensive Kindle's…


    Dan & Zoë are shaken up but okay. Harvard Canine Cognition Lab people were pretty cool. They arrived with leashes and I thought, "Do you think they have any idea how small these pups are? Leashes?" Turns out they brought them for their new owners. Have a pic of all the leashes.

    They then spent 3 hours seeing if puppies are empathtic really early. They do this by yawning. If a puppy yawns back, it means they have empathy. They worked with all twelve. They had one person hold the puppy and then while taping the puppy, another person yawns. Canine yawns start out with their head down near their chests and then they bring their heads up and around and yawn. Cute. There are partial yawns and full yawns and no yawns.

    They loved our puppies! They yawned partially and full. We are so proud. The people come back when around 2 weeks. (in the last picture, I've blocked out the person's face)

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  57. Siberian Husky
    2:10 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Mom is also dealing with some mentally challenged people…the hot weather is bringing them to the dog park earlier. So, my mom and Molly's mom have decided to get to the dog park 30 minutes earlier than the time we have been arriving. This is fine with me, except I know my mom and she will be making me go to bed 30 minutes earlier. It is going to effect my baseball time, but, mom is right, I can't stand some of those people either.

  58. Melanie
    2:13 pm on June 29th, 2010

    As I was waiting for feeding time of the pups this morning, I heard a strange noise. . .

    Went into the Puppy apartment and there were 6 puppies, heads in the air, HOWLING to be the band! Awesome.

    Of course, being so impressed I didn't get a picture, but here is one of two of the pups talking to each other with a third in a toy.

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  59. Melanie
    2:15 pm on June 29th, 2010

    I'm being moderated on the Harvard Canine Cognition Lab story. Check at 7:10 later.

  60. Siberian Husky
    2:19 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Howling! Maybe those 6 puppies want to be sled dogs when they grow up. I'd love to hear puppies that young howl. They sure are growing. tee hee They are little butterballs right now.

  61. Riö - The Evil
    2:21 pm on June 29th, 2010

    SiberH!…Video requests from a guy who has never posted his photo before… snort!… I think you need to put your face where your mouth is son!….heh!

  62. RiΓΆ - The Evil Pug
    3:29 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Crap!… I just got an email from my friend …snort!…She says β€œbusy season sucks!!”… grunt!… I guess that means she is up to her neck in work today… heh!

  63. Riö - The Evil
    2:33 pm on June 29th, 2010

    OMG!…Look how much they have changed in just a couple of days!…snort!snort!… They even soften my heart a little tiny bit… grunt!…. I can’t wait till the poddy training days, months…heh!… Who knows how long it takes a Newf to go outside. …wheeze!

  64. Riö - The Evil
    2:37 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Lexi!….I love your new Bob!…snort!… I feel like that a lot these days!…heh! 😐

  65. Siberian Husky
    2:40 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Rio, I am the first to admit that there are those on this blog that are more technically proficient than I am. Melanie is one of them, and the rest should remain nameless.

  66. Melanie
    2:40 pm on June 29th, 2010

    They will start going outside in a little more than a week. Whew. That's just about the time their poop becomes more grownup poop like!

    I told my sister that Siber-H would love the fact that they were howling!

    7:10 post still being moderated.

  67. Melanie
    2:41 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Mmmm, I think doing video and getting it on line is it above my tech skills.

  68. Riö - The Evil
    2:50 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Yippee!!… My friend is a genius!…snort!…We do not have to go over there tonight. They are all going to some buffet type place (hogs will be hogs)….grunt!…She said she was too tired for all that… wheeze!…But tomorrow we have to go over there a lot earlier for a Steak BBQ…slobber!… Her brother will be there, so that will be more fun… heh!

  69. Riö - The Evil
    2:52 pm on June 29th, 2010

    SiberH!… Get a kid and give him your CD that came with your camera…snort!…They will be able to do all the set-up for you…grunt!…After that it is very simple(ish)…heh!

  70. dawson
    2:54 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Melanie: I went looking for Newfs and Harvard and got lost in the blogosphere for hours -never finding what I was looking for – but I found Kola and Toro, one of your pups from the last litter. Then I looked through yours again. I find something I missed each time I go to your blog.

  71. Riö - The Evil
    2:54 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Melanie!…That’s why I am sure I will never be displayed on this here blog in a video…snort!…Because if she ever does figure out the camera part, there is a whole other part she needs to do…heh!heh!…Life is good!

  72. Lexi
    3:02 pm on June 29th, 2010

    I'm back! Mommy and Megan were playing tennis in the tennis court and whenever they didn't hit the balls I ran after them! πŸ˜› And even if they didn't miss a ball, and the ball was going back and forth between them, I still went after it! πŸ˜€

    Now I'm pooped. All that running made me tired.. I think I'm going to go to sleep early today. Yeah, that's what I'm gonna do. Wake me when the pop quiz scores are up. πŸ˜‰

    Tailwags and licks. Lexi-a pooped out pup.

    PS for Rio- 😐 πŸ™‚ πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ πŸ™ πŸ˜‰

  73. Barb & Maggie
    3:03 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Bee, Barb ended up getting a Kindle for her nephew, but didn't get one for herself. Still reading the conventional way for now. Deeply involved in Crying Wolf this week. Then we have A Perfect Crime on hold.

  74. Siberian Husky
    3:03 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Melanie, I completely understand about the video.

    Rio, I will have to think about getting a kid to do the photo. Do we really want a mere child reading this blog that we pour out our hearts on every day. On second thought, unless someone has been following this blog for a long time, it would be gibberish to them.

  75. Melanie
    3:14 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Yes, Toro is one of ours. He has wonderful parents.

    Riö, I'm so glad that you won't ever have to fear having a video on line.

    7:10 is still: Your comment is awaiting moderation.

  76. Melanie
    3:20 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Well, didn't get much sleep last night, so I'm shutting down the computer and heading upstairs. Hope the pics and post of the HCCL come through.

    Riö, just keep thinking those positive thoughts about your friend unable to do a video!

  77. Riö - The Evil
    3:27 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Lexi! Heh!…Did you ever catch one of those mid-air balls like Chet did!…snort!

    Sad!…You know I am sort of sad that the cheesy smelling Albie is dead… sniff!…It means he will never again be a character in one of the Chet and Bernie mysteries doesn’t it???…sneeze!… I mean if a character is killed off in a blog story, does that also go for the novels??…grunt!… Has this happened before? …. burp!…Something for Stover to ponder….hmmm.

  78. B. Stover
    3:33 pm on June 29th, 2010

    If the novel was set in a context earlier than the blog story, Albie could be in the novel. Perhaps the blog story will be fleshed out into a novel……Cool idea!

  79. Riö - The Evil
    3:35 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Lexi!…I’ve got all the Bobs memorized and I can use them at will!…snort!…thanks to you my dear… heh!… You truly are Queen of The Bobs… snorkel! … I too am waiting and waiting to see who got the most correct answers on that ‘Pop Quiz’…grump!… The whole idea of a Pop Quiz I thought was doing it ‘quickly’ and getting the results ‘quickly’…grump!…But I guess Chet has other ideas about what a Pop Quiz is…drat!

  80. Siberian Husky
    3:37 pm on June 29th, 2010

    I miss the red Bob.

  81. B. Stover
    3:38 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Two of my favorite Faulkner novels does what you are referring to Rio. Sound and the Fury (1929) was published before Absalom Absalom! (1936), but the time of Sound and Fury is later than AA.

  82. B. Stover
    3:41 pm on June 29th, 2010

    To me "pop quiz" means that the people taking the quiz don't know about it before hand.

  83. Riö - The Evil
    3:54 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Stover!…So someone was killed off in Absalom Absalom! … snort!…but was alive in The Sound and The Fury?…whoa!…Time dilemma messes with my pug mind…heh!

  84. Siberian Husky
    3:56 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Wow! Our puppies are being recruited by Harvard already! I know my mom, she will now be paying more attention to canine yawns. Of course they loved the puppies…Mom is jealous that they got to hold the puppies.

  85. B. Stover
    3:57 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Rio: My message regarding the Faulkner novels may be unclear, especially if you have never read them. The same family (Compsons) are in both novels and one of the characters who dies in Sound and Fury is alive in AA. (Does my explanation make sense?)

  86. Riö - The Evil
    4:06 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Stover!…but I think I get your drift….snort!.. So please no more Faulkner…thanks!

    Puppies!… Seeing the Puppies in human hands is amazing …snort!…Those are Big Pups already!…wow!

  87. Riö - The Evil
    4:09 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Stover!… So a pop quiz can be given at will by the Pop Quiz Giver…snort!…But what are the rules for the Pop Quiz Giver in regards to how long they (he) can make his apostles wait for the results?… wheeze!

  88. B. Stover
    4:13 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Rio: Let me try it one more time (sorry if this is a bore):

    Sound and Fury published in 1929 is in four chapters, different narrator each chapter but basically a story about one family (four different perspectives). One of the characters dies. (Three chapters are set in April 1928 and one is set in June 1910.)

    Absalom Absalom! published in 1936 but set one year before the "present time" in Sound and Fury. The character who died in SF is one of the narrators in AA.

    Therefore, Faulkner brought a character he had killed off in one novel back in another novel. Whew!

  89. B. Stover
    4:15 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Pop Quiz Givers don't have to follow ANY rules. HEE HEE…..If I could make the red Bob here I would.

  90. B. Stover
    4:20 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Rio: My last message on Faulkner was written before I saw you message asking for no more Faulkner. Sorry.

    However, I think everyone on the blog should read those two novels….if you haven't already.

  91. Siberian Husky
    4:24 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Well, I have seen the movie, "The Sound and the Fury"

  92. B. Stover
    4:27 pm on June 29th, 2010

    I don't think I'm familiar with the movie. Of course, that doesn't count.

  93. Siberian Husky
    4:32 pm on June 29th, 2010

    sigh, That's what my teachers in school always said. It wasn't a very good movie, anyway.

  94. Riö - The Evil
    4:34 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Hey!…Thanks Stover!…snort!…You actually made those novels seem interesting to me…heh!…You are quite a teacher…grunt!

    Supper!…I have eaten already, but she is out there cooking up something that smells good!…sniff!sniff!… We are waiting and waiting for the ball game to come on…grunt!

    Quiz!…The news about the Pop Quiz Giver – Lord Over All… snuff!… is not that enjoyable…snort!

  95. B. Stover
    4:42 pm on June 29th, 2010

    I don't see how a movie could be made of Sound and Fury actually. And I wasn't trying for joy regarding the pop quiz giver. HEE HEE….

  96. Riö - The Evil
    5:03 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Hmmmphf!…My dear Stover!…sniff!…Not being one of the actual participants gives you the freedom to gloat over my anguish…snort… But I will endure for as long as he wants to take to read every single word on every single answer entered… snuff!gasp! ….The longer he waits the bigger the odds are that I do not win…crap!and!crap!…Quiz Givers should have humane rules to live by…sniffle!…Thats all I'm saying…booger!

  97. Siberian Husky
    5:06 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Stover, that may be why it wasn't a very good movie. That bald- headed guy, Yule Brenner was in it. He passed away a long time ago, so long ago that I don't remember how to spell his name.

  98. Riö - The Evil
    5:07 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Hey!… First Pitch! We beat those Padres last night, we can beat them tonight!…heh!.. SiberH! Are you with me for awhile at least?… snort!

  99. Siberian Husky
    5:07 pm on June 29th, 2010

    booger? That's a new one and I am cracking up.

  100. Siberian Husky
    5:08 pm on June 29th, 2010

    I'm with you, Rio, for awhile.

  101. B. Stover
    5:15 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Yul Brenner was in the King and I wasn't he?

    Rio: You have two shots at TFAT: The pop quiz, plus you have already won a signed and paw-printed copy. (I realize that the reader's copy is available now.)

  102. B. Stover
    5:17 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Actually, I'll be glad when the quiz winner is announced so that we can discuss the quiz on the blog.

  103. Siberian Husky
    5:26 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Yes, He was in The King and I, and, ah ha, that is the correct spelling of his name. He was also in The Magnificent Seven. I bet Chet and Bernie have seen that movie.

  104. dawson
    5:31 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Tigers are going to be knocked out of first place already if this keeps up. 10 – 3 for the Twins.

    With the amount of time given us for the quiz I don't think the Kindle users should have dis-qualified themselves but…no takebacks! :')

  105. B. Stover
    5:35 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Interesting Dawson. Why no take backs? Mollypop, Sam and I are re-entered!!! HEE HEE…

  106. Riö - The Evil
    5:37 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Booger!…There is a story behind this word…snort!…Her and her sister used to play “Mother Bogar and her Family”…snort!…Mother Bogar (barbie) was French…heh!.. She owned a Bed and Breakfast! …grunt!…Mother Bogar’s parents were Trolls…snicker!…They lost her dad down the irrigation ditch one day and I am told they cried forever about that!…sniff!… He was a Troll with a big head of white hair, his wife had green hair…snorkel!…Those old farts drove around in a jeep! Her and her sister loved those guys so much!…sniff!…All of Mother Bogar’s kids called the Trolls Grandma and Grandpa….grunt!… Yes! Mother Bogar had a bunch of kids – lets see, she had Sissy the oldest (teen Barbie), then there was Egghead and Liar (twins, one blond one brunette- no one ever knew their real names except Mother Bogar), Jeannie the littlest doll they had was the baby…heh!… Apparently, they had a whole neighborhood built in their playroom for these dolls… gruff!…All built skillfully out of cardboard boxes with rooms and everything (nothing store bought!)….grunt!…Lots of work and lots of love… sniff! … Her and her sister remember all of this together…snort!… I think big sister (my friend) was always the instigator in this town of dolls!…heh!…She still has Mother Bogar sitting with all her books….ahhhh

  107. Siberian Husky
    5:46 pm on June 29th, 2010

    You could turn that into a story for little kids, Rio, complete with illustrations. They would love it.

  108. dawson
    5:49 pm on June 29th, 2010

    B.Stover: Well, Stover, if you would have said "takebacks" before I said "No takebacks" then I would have had to let you take back your voluntary dis-qualification. That's how it worked when I was growing up. I suppose now that I'm grown up I could agree to letting you all back in…if everybody else agrees as well. My chances of winning are geting slimmer by the minute as Rio said.

  109. dawson
    5:52 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Tigers are getting clobbered by the Twins. Sob.

  110. Siberian Husky
    5:54 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Not a word from cats and staff about the game.

  111. B. Stover
    6:01 pm on June 29th, 2010

    I hope all of the games go well.

  112. Riö - The Evil
    6:04 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Geeze!…How many damn times do the Tigers play the Twins…snort!…It seems like they are always clobbering each other…grunt!…Or am I misinterpreting your narratives…wheeze!

    Rockies!…Are up 1 – 0 in the top of the fourth!…heeee!…The Padres are being lame so far.

  113. Siberian Husky
    6:10 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Good Night Friends!! May the Padres continue to be lame! Mom says we are getting up at 4:45am so she is unplugging me now. See you all tomorrow.

  114. Älice Johnson
    6:11 pm on June 29th, 2010

    ~Dear BStover,

    I was being sarcastic, or do I mean I was using irony? (Anyway something along that line) when I was talking about pay for English Teachers. Heh. No, no, please don't tell me the difference. πŸ™‚


    Abbie the Kitty yawns at me when she doesn't want to do something. I have tried to get her to yawn by yawning at her at other times but it has never worked. I haven't tried yawning at Alice. She doesn't yawn at me so I never think of it.

    ~Mollypop. I deserved those nyah's. I will accept them.

    ~BStover, There is a strange degree of snarky joy in your pop quiz information. I bet you 'spring' them on unsuspecting students with great glee. I bet you don't let them google the answers either.

    ~Dawson, heh, 11 to 4 Twins. Sorry about your pitcher. It did look bad last night when he left the game.

    We're Number One! We're Number One! We're Number One!

    OOO I have always been a bad winner.


  115. dawson
    6:31 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Alice Johnson: There's always tomorrow night for the Tigers.

  116. Riö - The Evil
    6:40 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Mother Bogar!…She wanted to come out and say “Hi”…heh!…So here she is with almost all of our Charming Mr. Abrahams books… snort!… A few got over-looked (Down The Rabbit Hole)…grunt!…All of Spencer’s books are loaned out…dammit!…But here she is in all her Mother Bogar Glory!…heh!…She loves nothing better than to sit with good books in her retirement…snorkel!

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  117. dawson
    6:48 pm on June 29th, 2010


    Hello Mother Bogar.

    Hey Rio: If all your Spencer Quinn books are still loaned out does that mean you answered all those quiz questions from Memory?

  118. Staff
    6:53 pm on June 29th, 2010

    What is your point Dawson?


  119. dawson
    6:54 pm on June 29th, 2010


    Close game going on for the Rockies – possible shutout. I have to hit the hay so…Go Rockies!!! Goodnight to all the quizzers, non-quizzers and disqualifieds.

  120. dawson
    6:56 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Staff: You'll be sucking hind teat in the morrow.

  121. Riö - The Evil
    7:05 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Geeze!! … It is still 1 – NOTHING!…heh!…Good for us!…But sort of boring …snort!…We have to go to bed or she will not make it through tomorrow’s busy day…AHHHH!…Suddenly it is 4 – 0 Rockies!!!! [img ][/img]

  122. Staff
    7:15 pm on June 29th, 2010

    4 to 0

    Another Shutout for the Rocks?

    I am with Dawson. Got to get ready for bed. Only she is wrong about that hind teat. Such a tacky remark. Heh.


    See you tomorrow Sis. And all you other posters too.


  123. Riö - The Evil
    7:17 pm on June 29th, 2010

    Sammie!…How can I thank you (and Molly) for the emoticons? …snort!…You guys are amazing!…grunt!…Butt! Lil Lexi is still proclaiming herself as Queen of the Bee's. I mean, "Bobs"…heh!

    Well!…Besides stirring up trouble..heh!…We do want to say goodnight to all and we really wish we could stay up for the whole game… damn!… But it looks good so far and we think our Rockies will be ok without us tonight, again!… sob!…Goodnight All!

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