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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Checkers the Chinchilla

                 In chapter one we meet Ryeland, Babette, the Borderlesters and a few other characters from Brixham, England.  We also briefly meet two crew members from the ominous pirate ship in the harbor, Yatzee and Checkers.  I wanted to share an artist’s rendering of the character of Checkers and little bit more about the chinchilla’s background.  Checkers is from the South American country of Chile and received his nick name while hustling the game of checkers during his time in the Caribbean before he joined a pirate ship. Very few know his real name, but it is revealed  in the second book on a journey back to his home. He is the weapons expert on the ship and is keen on blowing things up when necessary…or when not necessary.

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