black water Rising is dedicated to her paternal grandfather.
He struggled forward breast-deep, waist-deep, knee-deep, in the black water.
I wonder at your honour, and you no more than out of the black water!
She sees him drifting—over the black water, through the ashy light.
He saw nothing except 133 a circle of black water about the boat.
There was no white line of foam to betray her movement through the black water.
All was still as far as the eye could reach over the black water.
He had no doubt Jimmy's body was now floating somewhere in that stretch of black water!
Was he hidden under the black water that filled the bottom of the ravine?
"I live, Tekewani, though I saw the teeth of rocks beneath the black water," she urged gently.