The Thrill

(A writing to Dewey Gillespie from a very respected friend AJH)

Red Drummond

The thrill of seeing 12 pounds of silver fish jumping and walking across the water on its tail brings an excitement like no other.  The only thought I have at moments like this are, “Which way is he going, up or down?  I wonder if I have enough backing?  Can I get around those rocks if he makes a run down river?  Wherever will I be able to beach him?” 

“Oh my,  he broke loose!  Oh, what the heck, at least I had some fun playing him for a while, and that’s enough for me.”