Danger Bay—Episode 18—The Village Council!

By Molly Halloran

From Episode 17:

“Not a problem,” Simpson smiled, “We’d want an exclusive deal—let me explain.”

And so he did…

The following morning, the village council met in emergencyImage of Village Council Meeting session to consider the proposal submitted by Allen “Big A” Simpson the previous night. Attending the meeting were (at the counter L to R) Hiram Silverthorn, Jr, Sarah Cooper, Ines Hegedus-Garcia, the “Codger,” George Gamboge (the Mayor), Shaddock Farkleberry, Medlar Farkleberry, Hiram Silverthorn, Sr, and behind the counter, Sam Silverthorn (not a member of the council).

“So,” Mayor George Gamboge began, “just what are these guys offering?”

“I have it here,” began Hiram Sr, and he read the preliminary proposal by Big Lake Cruises:

  • Repave old Hwy 61 from new Hwy 61 to the harbor.
  • Build a luxury hotel on the harbor.
  • Purchase all supplies & fuel locally.
  • Expand the pier to accommodate their larger boat.

“There’s more, but these are the main points.” Hiram concluded.

“That sounds impressive to me,” Gamboge said, while mentally contemplating the money this would bring to Danger Bay.

“Are they serious?” Shaddock asked.

“So it would seem,” Hiram Sr replied, “but, there is a catch, they want exclusive rights to operate out of Danger Bay Harbor.”

“We can cancel our agreement with Sparrow Big Lake Cruise Company,” the mayor replied with $-signs going through his head, “we just have to vote on it.”

“That’s a pretty skuzzy thing to do,” Shaddock exclaimed, “we did accept their offer, and they’ve begun operations.”

“That’s business!” answered Gamboge, “We gotta do what’s best for Danger Bay!”

“Is this really best?” asked Sarah, “It seems too good to be true.”

“Luxury hotels have bars,” Ines chimed in, “right?”

“It is too good to be true,” the Codger opined.

“I like them folks from th’ Sparrow,” Medlar spoke up, “It jus don’t seem right t’me.”

“It’s BUSINESS!” Gamboge heatedly replied, “It’s our responsibility to do what’s best for the village—we’ll never get another such offer to revitalize our town.”

“Well,” Shaddock said, weakening, “it would certainly get us moving again.”

“I think we’ve had enough discussion,” Gamboge said, “I move we end debate and vote on this.”

“Second,” said Shaddock.

And a vote was taken!


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11 Responses to Danger Bay—Episode 18—The Village Council!

  1. gotbob says:

    uh oh…suburbs…going urban???? Big City lights, poluted bay, pushy tourist…Danger Bay say it ain’t sooooo!!!


  2. Ines says:

    I’m not worried……these are good people not greedy ones. btw…have you always spelt my last name like that? It’s HEGEDUS : )


  3. jaymerton says:

    Bob: We’ll have to wait for the vote.
    Ines: Ummmmm–maybe….Is Dyslexia contagious? Help me out, I’m looking for plausible deniability here!


  4. Ines says:

    I just noticed I wrote “spelt” rather than “spelled” – most be “Danger Bay water”


  5. Ines says:

    I’m getting off this computer NOW…..(most, must, spelt, spelled…..my Latin blood is kicking in…..let me get away before I do anymore damage)


  6. jaymerton says:

    Ines: Those two comments got me to chuckling uncontrollably…I’m still chuckling. Time for me to quit for the night as well 🙂


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  8. jaymerton says:



  9. Sarah Cooper says:

    Catching up …. Ines is thinking about the bars! :o)


  10. jaymerton says:

    Sarah: A hotel bar would be competition. Danger Bay is too small to support two bars.


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