Chapter 2 - The Shadow
Rick and Sammy looked up to see who owned the shadow and saw a sad
broken spirit shadowing Far Horizon ruddy usually-jovial face. "How can you scrap like a couple of otters when I have nothing left. My life is destroyed just like my bar. "
Far Horizon Bar and Grill the only place in town where you could get a cold Pain Killer in the bar, and walk outside to the grill for some of Rick's famous ribs. Then you could take them over to a table under the palm trees, have your meal and throw your bones to Cappy's dog - Pepe.
Pepe was the meanest little dog in the Caribbean unless you were feeding him ribs. He was a fat little short-haired black and white dog with skinny legs, a loud bark and a mouth full of sharp little teeth.
You had to feel a little sorry for Pepe though; he had only one eye. The other was taken out by a rat trap, and if you tapped on the eyelid, it sounded like a drum. He hated anyone who wasn't Cappy or wasn't feeding him Rick's ribs.
Cappy said brokenly, "Pepe is gone. I think he washed away in the storm."