Thursday, April 30, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Just then a merchant marine ship arrived that had been in the area reached the Lady. And saw the trouble. The crew of that ship tried, but failed, to rig a line to the Lady Falcon to keep her from tilting further.
Near the vessel, Coast Guard officers could see a 2-mile oil sheen.
Communications between the crew and Coast Guard became increasingly difficult when the batteries in the crew's handheld radio dimmed, Crew members had to shout information to the merchant ship, which then relayed messages back and forth to the Coast Guard.
The near by merchant marine vessel was standing by to take any crew member who couldn't fit on the three helicopters. But rescuers decided against conducting more hoist operation to lower the crew members onto the ship in poor weather. Made the decision to cram in everybody into the helicopters. The captain was the last one to leave the ship. He was holding Keri. Everything was well. Until Kerri started to slip from his arms. At the last minute she was able to grab on to his life jacket and with that Airedale grip hang on. On one helicopter you could see a happy wagging tail sticking out of the helicopter. But everyone was saved.
Peter had heard of a rescue taking place with an Airedale aboard a ship. But had no idea that it was Keri. Until they landed. Keri ran into Peters open arms and flood him with kisses.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
At that instant there was a clatter and a rattle out side. A minute later he was in the room. Jack was a man of fifty, short and on the heavy side. He took off his coat and laid it across the back of the chair and took a seat. Now lets proceed to business. Has Miss Longstreet empowered you to accept my terms?
"I want eighty thousand dollars"
And the alternative ?
My dear friend, if the money is not paid on the 14th there certainly will not be a marriage on the 18th. Jack then turned and walked out of the house.
I am going to brake into his house. Keri said: Falcon you have never broke the law before. What if you are caught? That is the risk I have to take.
There is no other possible way of getting these pictures.
Keri said; I can make a couple out of black silk.
Friday, April 17, 2009
1. Post it on your blog and link to the person who gave it to you.
2. List 7 things you love.
3. List 7 blogs you love.
4. E-mail or comment on those blogs to let them know you've given them an award.
Here is our list of 7 things we love. FALCON
Getting on the couch
Grilled Chicken Strips
Stealing Falcon's toys
Playing with my basketball
Laying out enjoying the sun.
Now for the 7 blogs we love. This is very very difficult. We have so many favourites. You are all absolutely brilliant.
However, we have decided to choose:
Our l friends living in CT. They are always something going on and there Mom helps us get on blog.
Love reading there blog and Suzuki helped me find my Fur Love. We have been friends
but never though of us as fur lovers until Suzuki asked me what I was looking for in a fur love. Then I knew it was Keri.
Because he is one of a kind Airedale. He lost his dad not to long ago and has been helping his mom get through some very hard times.
Because he is always helping his mom and dad. He just helped them put in a new drive way.
Because he is so cute and energetic. Just love reading his blog.
Penny, Poppy , Patches
It's Airedale heaven reading about 3 female Airedales. There blog is fun to read.
It has been difficult to limit our choice of blogs to just 7. If we could have chosen 70 it would have been so much easier
Monday, April 13, 2009
I packed my bags and took the next flight out.
I packed my bags and took the next flight out.
He had hardly spoken before there rushed into the room one of the most beautiful young women that I have ever seen in my life.
Oh, Falcon McLeod” she cried, “I am so glad that you have come. I have driven down to tell you so. . And I know you can prove Rusty did not do it. . I know it, and I want you to start upon your work knowing it, too. Never let yourself doubt upon that point. We have known each other since we were little children, and I know his faults as no one else does; but he is too tender-hearted to hurt a fly. Such a charge is absurd to anyone who really knows him.”
“I hope we may clear him, Miss Tallyman,” said Falcon“You may rely upon my doing all that I can.”
“But you have read the evidence. You have formed some conclusion? Do you not see some loophole, some flaw? Do you not yourself think that he is innocent?”
“I think that it is very possible.”
“There, now!” she cried, throwing back her head and looking defiantly at Jack “You hear! He gives me hopes.”
I am afraid that my colleague has been a little quick in forming his conclusions' he said.
"But he is right"
“It is no time for me to hide anything.
Rusty and his brother had many disagreements about me. Mr. McKenna was very anxious that there should be a marriage between us. Rusty and I have always loved each other as brother and sister; but of course he is young and has seen very little of life yet, and– and–well, he naturally did not wish to do anything like that yet. So there were quarrels, and this, I am sure, was one of them.”
“And your father?” asked Falcon “Was he in favor of such a union?”
“No, he was averse to it. No one but Mr. McKenna was in favor of it.”
“Thank you for this information,” said he. “May I see your father if I call to-morrow?”
“I am afraid the doctor will not allow it.
“Yes, have you not heard? Poor father has never been strong for years, but this has broken him down completely. He has taken to his bed, and Dr. Shane says that he is a wreck and that his nervous system is shattered.
“I must go home now, for dad is very ill, and he misses me so if I leave him. [
“I see no marks.”
“There are none.”
“How do you know, then?”
“The grass was growing under it. It had only lain there a few days.. It corresponds with the injuries. There is no sign of any other weapon.”
“And the murderer?”
“Is a tall man, left-handed, limps with the right leg, wears thick-soled shooting-boots. There are several other indications, but these are enough.
Jack laughed. “I am afraid that I am still a sceptic,” Falcon then said: I will be leaving for home tomorrow."
“And leave your case unfinished?”
“But the mystery?”
“It is solved.”
“Who was the criminal, then?”
“The gentleman I describe.”
“But who is he?”
Tallyman said: " I am dying man. I have had diabetesfor years. My doctor tells me. That it is a question whether I shall live a month."
Falcon said: "Just tell me the truth " I shall jot down the facts. You will sign it and I will have a friend witness it. Then I could produce your confession at the last extremity to save young McKenna. I promise you that I will not use it unless it is absolutely needed." "Tallyman started "
McKenna was a devil.
His claws has been in me twenty years, and has blasted my life.
I will tell you how I came into his power.
I was young and hot blooded and reckless, ready to turn my hand at any thing. I got in with the wrong companions. There were four of us and we came up with the idea of robbing a gold shipment. From a Brinks truck But things went wrong and three of my friends were killed along with two troopers. Things were happening so fast. I found myself with my pistol to the head, of the driver, who was McKenna and told him to get out. I wish to God I had shot him. But I spared him. I got away with the gold and made good investments and became a very wealthy man and moved to Wyoming and determined to settle down to a quiet and respectable life. I bought this estate and married and had Janet. My wife died shortly after. I did my best to make up for my past. All was going well when McKenna laid his claws into me.
I had gone to town to make some investments and met him in front of the bank. As soon as he saw me. He said: "Here we are Jack, as he touched me on the arm. We are as good as family to you. There is two of us, me and my brother and you can keep us. If you don't. There is always a policeman I can talk to. "
They have been living rent free on my best land ever since. It grew worse as Janet grew up, because he saw I was more afraid of her knowing my past then the police. Whatever he wanted he must have and I gave it to him without question. Land money house until at last he asked one thing I couldn't give him.
“His brother, you see, had grown up, and so had my girl, and as I was known to be in weak health, it seemed a good idea to him that his brother should step into the whole property. But there I was firm. I would not have his cursed stock mixed with mine; not that I had any dislike to the lad, but his blood was in him, and that was enough. I stood firm. McCarthy threatened. I him to do his worst. We were to meet at the pool midway between our houses to talk it over.
“When I went down there I found him talking with his brother, so I smoked a cigar and waited behind a tree until he should be alone. But as I listened to his talk all that was black and bitter in me seemed to come uppermost. He was urging his brother to marry my daughter with as little regard for what she might think as if she were a slut from off the streets. It drove me mad to think that I and all that I held most dear should be in the power of such a man as this. I though why not just kill him. I was already a dying and a desperate man. Though clear of mind and fairly strong of limb, I knew that my own fate was sealed. But my memory and my girl! Both could be saved if I could but silence that devil. I did it, Falcon I would do it again.. But that my girl should be entangled in the same meshes which held me was more than I could suffer. I struck him down like he was a beast. His cry brought back his brother; but I had gained the cover of the woods. That is the true story,”
“Well, it is not for me to judge you,” said Falcon as the old man signed the statement which had been drawn up.
I will keep your confession and if McKenna is condemned I shall be force to use it. If not it shall never be seen and your secret whether you are a live or dead shall be safe with me.
James McKenna was acquitted at the strength of a number of objection which had been drawn out by Falcon.