The Delta Pearl 41 — Swim

Another action packed episode of the Delta Pearl and we get the details of the dramatic rescue of our heroine and some of the shenanigans her companions got up to in the aftermath.  There is still something afoot as one crew member in particular is out of sorts and feeling the pressure.. Head over to enjoy the full episode..

 

The Delta Pearl 41 — Swim

Saturday, July 18, 2020 

Image by Teagan R. Geneviene, source Pixabay
Composite of Pixaby images by Teagan R. Geneviene

Welcome, my chuckaboos. I know everyone is sick of me talking about my pathetic excuse for Internet from TDS Telecom. So, I’m only bringing it up to apologize for my absence from other blogs.  It’s hard to stay online long enough to read or even comment.    Despite the lack of service, I’m back with another all new episode of my steampunk serial, The Delta Pearl. I’ll drop the subject now.  I just hope you understand that I can’t visit if I can’t get online properly.

Random Reader Things.  I’ve brought back the papyrus, from episode 39Olga Núñez Miret gave us that.  Great minds think alike and GP Cox, and Deborah Zajac both left a Gramophone.  This episode brings back the Agate, the Cook.  Since she’s Scottish, it was the perfect time to add the Clootie Dumpling from Barb Taub.

This episode ties up the triple cliffhanger from last time.  While it is not as long as I used to make serial chapters, it is longer than I’ve been writing them this year.  So, don’t complain ― you’ve been warned.

Where did Randall Needleman and Émeraude land?  What happened to Eliza when she turned that dagger on herself?  What about the two young women lovers running away from persecution? “Alex” may have exposed herself as Alison.  Let’s not forget the newest gemstone name character, Jet Fischer, the librarian who has always been infatuated with the Delta Pearl.  Will he be left standing on the dock when the riverboat leaves?  Plus we weren’t even certain that Sid, the Cadet got safely back into the launch from his precarious place on the roof.  Read on to learn the answers to these questions.

Now, let’s tie up that bunch of hanging threads.

All aboard!

The Delta Pearl

Chapter 41 — Swim

Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay
Rudy & Peter Skitterians at Pixabay

Soft music from the Captain’s gramophone surrounded me when I woke.  I murmured something unintelligible.

Nen mate, whatever you just mumbled, it’s a mite better than the last thing what came out of yourn mouth.  That scream near deafened me.  But I knew thez summat up wee ye the minute I looked at ye,” Blue John Boulton, the Mate, commented wryly.

Sitting up in my bed, I moved my shoulder carefully.  My mind was hazy, but I vaguely remembered Jazpe “adjusting” it, as he called the way he could deftly manipulate a joint back into place.  Then I had fainted.

“Mr. Needleman!” I exclaimed, remembering my rescuer.

“He’s on the mend.  That milquetoast inventor boy got that contraption he used on the Captain after that cloud attacked us during your birthday party.  Anyhow they got the thing around his afternoonified head and pumped some good air into his lungs.  Lucky for him that he didn’t suck up as much of the poison as the Captain did,” Blue John went on distractedly.

Kirk Douglas as Blue John Boulton
Kirk Douglas as Blue John Boulton

“Eliza is with her husband?” I made it more of a statement than a question, but to my surprise, Blue shook his head.

 

 

Head over to read this action packed episode of the Delta Pearl…thanks Sally

 

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13 thoughts on “The Delta Pearl 41 — Swim

  1. Sally, I have been having a look at your magazine and would love to apply for the book promotion. I’m not sure though how to apply or contact you? Can you let me know, if you wouldn’t mind? My email address is on my blog here on wordpress. Thanks. By the way, I see you have had an adventurous life, visiting all those wonderful places. And now you’re in Ireland, me too, in Dublin. Somehow I thought you’d be living in America doing all sorts of writings and promotions.

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