More Towing Path Tales

- THIS BOOK HAS NEARLY SOLD OUT - Three tales 'Stowaways', 'Pa Smith's Good Name' and 'Ma Makes Some Changes'. This paperback edition first published in 2016 by EUPublishing.eu and first printed in 2016 Copyright © Beatrice Holloway. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher and copyright holder. Beatrice Holloway has asserted the moral right to identify herself to be the author of this novel. ISBN 978-0-9568984-1-8 TSL Publications

Dedication

This book is dedicated to My Hillingdon Narrowboat Friends

Prologue

Three stories in one book! How great is that!

The first story, "Stowaways" is about stowaways who are not welcome on narrowboats. Four-legged ones are often thrown into the water. But what happens when Bert discovers a two legged one?

Another story about Bert. "PA'S GOOD NAME" is about when part of a costly cargo goes missing, pa is accused of pilfering. He has been tricked and knows the culprit, someone so sly that the police have trouble arresting him. Can pa and Bert track down the thief and prove pa's innocence?

"MA GETS HER WAY" the last story is about pa says "no" when ma hankers after a little house. A visit to a fair and pa changes his mind. Without ma, work is doubled for pa and Bert. They hire a youngster who is useless and causes trouble. When he takes a switch to Nellie, the horse, pa threatens him and the boy runs away. Have they a solution to their problems?

Acknowledgements

I should like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who helped get this second book of towing path tales launched. Special thanks go to: Roger Ashmore and associates for their unstinting guidance and suggestions.

Dave Ferris for the excellent cover design and for some comic illustrations.

Members of 'Phrase Writers' for listening.

And, as ever, Derek, Ray and family members for their enduring encouragement.