A book from ebay!

I bought a book off ebay a while ago. Its a book called Dances with Trout by John Gierach.

Anyway, it had an inscription. It was stated in the auction so I was not bothered but the more I read it the more I wondered.
It reads::

Dear Dad,
I hope we can find some time to dance with some of those infamous english trout. ? this spring.
Love Chip

It intrigues me. Why did the dad get rid of a book from his son? especially as it was inscribed. When it comes to books I can read them over and over again……… a bit like listening to a good song time and time again but this is kinda different. Maybe the father died and all his books were sold off or something. I mean it seems like a “loving” kind of inscription doesnt it? I think it does anyway…..its memories. Maybe the father and son had fallen out and the son had bought the book as a peace offering. It was over 10 years ago that the inscription was made.
Who knows?


  1. Thorney · February 15, 2005

    The dad’s gotta be dead. That inscription was made a long time ago, he musta been old when he got the book, then he died. See, it’s simple. He and Chip probably went to one of those nefarious English trout streams and one of the infamous English trout musta got him.

  2. Thorney · February 15, 2005

    The dad musta died; what happened is he and Chippy boy went to one of those nefarious English trout streams and one of those infamous English trouts got him, that’s what happened. See, it was a long time ago.

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