Danger Bay—Episode 6—Hey, I know you

by Jay Merton (writing as Molly Halloran)

PREVIOUSLY: And then the café door opened, and in walked…

Inside Silverthorn’s Ines arrives ©2007-08 Jay Merton & New Codgers“Hey I know you,” Jay greeted with a big smile, “You’re…”

“Hola amigos!” the familiar looking stranger greeted, interrupting Jay, “Deseo hablar con el dueño de la nave* ‘Sparrow’.”

“…Ines!” Jay continued, “Welcome to our little fantasy world. Ella es un barco.* Maggie runs the land based part of ‘Sparrow Cruises,’ you know Maggie of course, and Molly is the boat’s captain.”

“Hi Ines,” Maggie greeted, “this is a long way from Miami, no? Are you here to join us?”

“I wish a cruise on your magnificent ship—er—boat.” Ines replied.

“All Big Lake vessels are called boats,” explained Molly, “even the thousand-footers. Funny thing, the smaller salt-water vessels that cross the lake to the Twin Ports, are called ‘ships’,”

“Just a cruise for now,” Ines replied, “I would like to see this Big Lake of yours.”

“I’m sorry,” Boomer said, placing his mug of organically & shade-grown, fair-trade, French Roast coffee on the counter, “I didn’t catch your last name.”

“Let me think about that,” she replied, “I’ll get back to you. Maggie, let me see your magnificent—boat!”

TO BE CONTINUED…

* Spanish courtesy of “Babel Fish,” any errors also courtesy of “Babel Fish,” I don’t speak Spanish—Molly.

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11 Responses to Danger Bay—Episode 6—Hey, I know you

  1. Buenas dias! Babel or not, nice try. I only know how to ask for the beer and bathroom. Oh, and how to post bond. 🙂

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  2. Ines says:

    Did you know today is my birthday? This is the BEST gift EVER!!! I’m doing the cabbage patch because I’m taking a trip on the big ship….er……I mean boat!!!

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  3. Wow!! Ines a cruise for your bday. What a deal. Enjoy the boat ride. I’m jealous:)

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  4. jaymerton says:

    Peep: That last part is the most important! 😉
    Ines: Best gift ever??? WOW! You’re welcome!
    BB: You and TLW are already drawn–just give the word.
    Jay

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  5. George Souto says:

    Jay, Ines makes a great addition to your blog, she will keep things hoping for sure.

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  6. jaymerton says:

    George: I’m sure she will!
    Jay

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  7. Sarah Cooper says:

    INES!!! Give Granddad Jay a hug for me! 🙂

    I love it when worlds collide like this! LOL!

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  8. jaymerton says:

    Granddaughter: You MUST know that I’d be DE-lighted to draw your likeness and invite you aboard the Sparrow! Ines asked for a caricature—and it took a little while to produce it—but our timing couldn’t have been better. 😉
    Jay

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  9. Lysa says:

    Oh Wow, this is getting better and better!

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  10. Ines says:

    Do you still need my last name or are you playing with me?

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  11. jaymerton says:

    Lysa: More fun to come! 😉
    Ines: Yes, a “Danger Bay” last name–as Maggie has. You may of course be just you with your own name.
    Jay

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