Eternal vigilance ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard:

two old men eating soup

It has been said that whilst Justice might not sleep in Port Naain, there are times when it dozes on the job and honest citizens have to step into the breach and ensure that justice is done.

Few can be more dedicated to this task than the Brothers Maranot. They are two men who have grown old in the service of their fellow citizens, yet have at the same time shunned recognition or the rewards that recognition might bring them.

They still run the same squalid boarding house into which they were born so many decades ago. From the outside it looks like four semi-derelict houses on the verge of total collapse. So in that part of the Sump they do not attract any attention. Should you put aside any fears you have about their structural integrity and enter, you’ll discover that the interior is every bit as dilapidated as the outside. Most of the internal walls seem to have been replaced over the years by stud and board partitions. These divide both floors into a warren of small rooms separated by corridors. These in places become crawl-ways whilst the stairs were long ago absorbed. Nowadays only the occasional ladder allows those with a ‘room’ on the top floor to access their domain.

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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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2 Responses to Eternal vigilance ~ Tallis Steelyard

  1. jwebster2 says:

    Remember to drink up all your soup 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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