No phone, no computer, no aggravations. Then she's taken hostage by a man who claims that Jimmy is in cahoots with the mob. She grabbed on to the edge of the fold-down galley table as the boat listed to one side, then the other, announcing the couple's disembarkment. Oh, Lord, someone was breaking in! It is widely believed that the phrase is of nautical origin and that the 'devil' refers to the seam on a ship's hull. But Clint couldn't just sit on his hands, not when it came to Rachelle. Not some garden-variety boat-breaker, then.
He would do what he had to do to get Rachelle back safely. With a sigh, she decided that this wasn't paradise, but it wasn't half-bad, either. After tidying up the tiny galley, then washing her face and brushing her teeth in a bathroom too small to turn around in, Marissa headed for her cozy--some might say cramped--quarters in the V-berth. Was the nautical term 'devil' in use when the phrase was coined? Marissa should be terrified, but something about the tender, uncompromising agent steadies her nerves. He didn't trust himself not to shoot Gabriole, the bastard.
The wealthy owners paid tens of thousands for the crafts themselves, and thousands more to berth them at the prestigious Seville dock, then actually took them out only once or twice a year. Now that tax season was over, she'd run out of excuses, so this was the weekend. Who'd have thought she would carry a whole box with her? She stretched out on clammy sheets and cracked open a mystery she'd been dying to read. Marissa Gabriole insisted her brother was clean, that he couldn't be holding the woman Clint planned to trade her for. The sea turned blue much later and the phrase became well-known via the title of a popular song Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, written by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen, and recorded by Cab Calloway in 1931.
Violence toward women wasn't one of his specialties. Either way it is easy to see how that might be described as 'between the devil and the deep sea'. Years of training shaped his actions. . As Clint fights to keep his mission and himself alive, Marissa learns that nothing is what it seemsand realizes that her abductor is slowly but surely capturing her heart. Marissa Gabriole, her huge brown eyes filled with fear, lay on the bunk, pointing a gun at him. He continued toward the V-berth.
He could not abandon her now. But the moment Clint lays eyes on Marissa Gabriole, he can think of nothing else but getting tangled between the sheets with the stunning beauty. Her apartment door had been bashed in, the furniture tossed about. Then she's taken hostage by a man who claims that Jimmy is in cahoots with the mob. How many people did she plan on shooting over the weekend? What was going on here? Before, he'd seen her only at a distance. Those that like nautical origins also give this as the source for , although the evidence is against them on that one.
He looked hard and muscular, at least six feet tall. Marissa knew that spending the weekend on her brother's yacht was a bad idea. She'd done it, because she had a hard time saying no to her older brother, who'd always done so much for her. First Marissa discovers that she's prone to seasickness. Marissa held her breath as a silhouette descended the five steps that led into the living area of the boat.
Clint breathed a sigh of relief. This definition is from Admiral Henry Smyth's important Sailor's Word-Book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, 1867. How could he understand what motivated rich men, men like Jimmy Gabriole? Set against that there's the explanation that this is from the usual meaning of Devil, that is, the supreme spirit of evil. He selected, then discarded, a leather belt as a possible instrument of bondage. Never one to back down, Clint takes action. What's the origin of the phrase 'Between the Devil and the deep blue sea'? Let the police handle it.
Then again, he'd never made enough money to think about owning anything fancier than his 16-foot catamaran, berthed in his garage. He could stand this for a few days. This particular weekend he'd brought his sister, Marissa, with him, providing Clint with the perfect opportunity. His training at Quantico hadn't prepared him for anything like this. Clint wondered as he descended the steps, grateful that someone had left a light on.