The Catch

"The Catch.' which tells of a longliners son who joins the Royal Navy and takes on the gruelling divers course. once qualified he is sent out on missions during WW2. When the war is over he goes back to studying what he did in College - Marine archaeology. John James Bridgett (Who is my late Grandfather in real life) plays The man who has a quest to find the 24 lost Spanish Galleons off the coast of Dublin. when in 1588 they were chased by Sir Francis Drake and John Hawkins. Violent storms force the Amada onto the rocks and four of the galleons are carrying Gold and precious Jewels. The hunt is on to recover what is said to be worth 50 million. Chuck Henderson an American Oil prospector cheats an old man out of his farm in Texas, knowing there is oil on the 200 acre farmland. he makes a lot of money and becomes a very powerful figure in Texas. He runs for governor and when he wins he has, the police , judiciary, in his pocket and becomes a law unto himself. He pursues and marries Evel


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“Well I’m hoping the institute for under water science (IUS) will give us some money as I’ve promised them that we will forward our findings as to how sea water affects wood, metal, and other objects; concretion the stone like formation that can cover objects over a long period of time. They also want research done on organic materials. They want us to freeze any samples and then transfer them to their laboratories.

“They can have the steam off my turds if they give us the money said Paul H Jones.’

“We really needed to hear that said Rob Mason.’

“If anyone else that can come up with anything to help this project then please let me know. It was now gone nine o’clock and Jimmy hadn’t eaten so he excused himself.

Walking home he thought about nothing else but the project. It was really going to happen he thought as he crossed the road to his street and then walked to the gate took out his key and let himself in.

“How did it go then son asked Martha?’

“Great mam everything is just fine.’

“Oh I forgot there was a phone call for you earlier son it was from the IUS; she did say her name it sounded foreign to me; she wants you to ring her.’

Jimmy went into the kitchen with the slip of paper with the number and dialled it then waited.

It rang several times before it was answered.’

Hello, my name is John James Bridgett; I’m returning your call.’

“Ah Jean said a woman with a French accent.’

“Actually I’m better known as Jim.’

D’accord (Okay); my name is Selene Moreau.’

Hi Selene, it’s a nice name that you have.’

“Je vous remercie.’ (Thank you)

“Selene had this soft voice which intrigued Jim.’

“I rang you because the institute of sciences is going to help to fund your project.’

“That’s marvellous;

“There is one condition.’

“Yes and what is that?’

“They want me to come along and record the whole project on film.

“What you under water with us.’

“Oui,’ (Yes)

“Out of the question Mrs Moreau; this is highly skilled and dangerous work.’

“I am a fully qualified diver James; I have worked with other divers before. I was in Turkey last year when we uncovered part of a lost city near Ankara as part of a five man team; and its mademoiselle. (Miss)

“I don’t think the other men would be happy with a woman on board, Miss Moreau.’

“Are you in charge of this project or not?’

“Yes I am but… Selene interrupted him; the IUS will not allow the money James unless I am allowed to film the exploration.’

James thought for a moment then had to concede.’ Alright you are on Miss Moreau, but you must not interfere with anything; is that understood?’

“Bien sur’ (Of course)

“When will they release the funds for me?’

“As soon as you can convey your bank details James.’

“Thank you.’

“De rien.’ (You’re welcome); can we meet in person instead of talking over the phone then you can fill me in on the details of the project.

“Where are you based?’

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