The Crossing

"The Crossing" tells of two Dutch girls in 1970 who come looking for work on the DFDS ferry- it is In North Shields they meet Mickey Boom Boom McCabe a local boxer who helps them find digs in Whitley Bay- one of the girls becomes romantically involved with Nigel Worthington a local business man and crook when she is working with her friend in the Rex Hotel as a receptionist. Worthington set up another boxer Jeff Decker when Jeff goes to collect a strange package he opens it to discover two kilo's of coke. He recuts the coke and sells it. Worthington finds out and Jeff ends up in hospital with a broken jaw and several ribs. Mickey McCabe rallies his boxing friends together where they mete out their kind of punishment- Mickey is forced to move to London and gets involved with the underworld after Worthington seeks revenge- Can Mickey fulfil his dream and become the welterweight champion of the world- in this story which will take you around the North East - London and Zaandam in Holland.

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“That is so kind of you Mickey are you sure?

“Yes I’m sure I would not have asked you both other wise.’

“Alright then please lead the way.

Mickey had got a way ahead when Dani looked at Britta and said “you fancy him don’t you in Dutch.’

“Isn’t he handsome she giggled?’

“Yes; lets hope that he’s got a friend.’

They rounded the corner and Mickey took them up a back lane.

“Sorry girls but if you left your bikes outside someone would steal them. We can leave them in the back yard; they will be safe there.’

Mickey unlocked the back door then which led to a communal kitchen area he walked through then they saw the front door a small passage way. There were two flats on the bottom floor, he bounced up the stairs to the next floor where there was four flats

 Then finally he got to the top and opened the door to his flat. There were only three flats on this level.

Please come in and have a seat.

Mickey went through into a small kitchen area and put on the kettle after washing his hands in a small sink.

After making them coffee he went into his bedroom and brought out his toilet bag and a towel. “Would you ladies please excuse me I must shower and change because this tracksuit is now soaked.’

I won’t be long; feel free to look around.’

Mickey closed the door then went down to the second floor where there was a bathroom with a shower and bath. He ran the shower then locked the door.

He quickly undressed and stepped into the hot water and immersed himself with some Blue Stratos shower gel.

Once he was washed he then shaved and cleaned his teeth with some signal toothpaste. The red and blue stripes on his toothbrush entered his mouth and he stood for a good five minutes until he was satisfied that they were clean and his breath did not smell.

He sprayed some of the same scented deodorant and after shave on as the shower gel.

He put on a white Lonsdale London tee shirt favoured by most boxers; and a pair of Levi straight jeans. He put on a pair of white socks then his three striped adidas blue and white training shoes. He ran back up the stairs again then brought his dirty clothes up and placed them into a black bag ready to take to the launderette.

“I’m sorry girls but I had to shower. If I catch a cold it would mean all that training over four weeks would be for nothing as I could not fight. 

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