Come to grief – Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard:

Come to grief.

It was perhaps ten years ago now. I can remember Ansi Cornwallah working on Stonecutter Wharf. He was a nice young fellow, originally from somewhere near Prae Ducis in Partann. He’d lived in Port Naain for about a decade. He’d fitted in well and felt at home here. Indeed he had married a local girl three or four years previously. At the time I first met him; his wife had just given birth to a daughter. I came across him because his workmates were virtually frogmarching him into one of the quayside bars to drink to his good fortune. It wasn’t they were expecting him to pay; they were willing to stand him a drink. Yet he was one of those men who are so dutiful, so hardworking, that he felt it was wrong to do this when they should be working.

Anyway he stuck in my mind after that and occasionally I’d see him as I passed to and thro and we’d always exchange a greeting. I even met his wife Sanjisi and his daughter a couple of times when he was working late and she’d bring his supper out to him on the wharf.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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17 Responses to Come to grief – Tallis Steelyard

  1. jwebster2 says:

    It has struck me that working with Tallis Steelyard, I’ve come across a lot of fabulous painters 🙂

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