Treacherous Journey through the Philippines
Treacherous Journey through the Philippines
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This novel was previously published under the title MY STORY IN THE PHILIPPINES IN FIRST PERSON, which proved to be an awkward title and was rightfully criticized. So I decided to republish the story under a new, more appropriate name, TREACHEROUS JOURNEY THROUGH THE PHILIPPINES, but only after thoroughly editing the wording of the text. Because the story line was recognized as being interesting and flowing, nothing else was changed except for my adding sketches at critical sections. My wife, Nelle, encouraged me to write a novel but passed away in 1992. She always wanted to help. The book may have suffered because she was unable to contribute her clear language. She always contended that in writing fiction, she could invent a story as interesting as one that occurred in real life. I believed her. She certainly was an entertaining conversationalist and had a lighthearted, devilish way of concocting a yarn. The plot for TREACHEROUS takes you to locations actually visited by the author. However, the characters and events are fictional. Larry Bulger is not meant to be Peter Robinson. Larry Bulger jumped headlong into treacherous circumstances. Peter Robinson’s nature would be to circumvent the dangers presented by adversaries in the story. Perhaps Larry was a person Peter would like to be. The historical facts, such as Japanese General Yamashita pillaging Southeast Asia for treasure during WWII and hiding portions of the loot in the Philippines, are true but twisted somewhat for the convenience of the plot. The corruption of the Marcos regime is based on commonly repeated rumors that were prevalent at the time.
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Peter Robinson was born the youngest of 8 children in Upper Darby, Pa. August l, 1931. His heritage is '3/4 Irish, '1/8 Scotch, and 'l/8 German. He attended parochial school for eight years and was taught by nuns. In succession he was graduated from Upper Darby HS and then Drexel Institute of Technology. He was drafted and served in the US Army as a Topographic Surveyor in the Inyo National Forest of California. After completing his military obligation, he found work in Baltimore with the B&O RR and then with a number of' engineering firms. Married to Nell Perdieu for 33 years. Nell was from Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. She passed away in 1992. He worked in progressively increasing capacities as a Civil Engineer until 80 Years old. Over a continuous period of 7-years he worked in the Philippines for 5 years traveling throughout most of the main islands and numerous secondary islands while making his residence in Mabini and Makati. My Story features locations that he visited. Otherwise it is mostly fiction, but people he observed first hand influenced the way he depicts the behavior of many characters. I hope I conveyed the impression that I grew to love the people of the Philippines.

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