Songs of the Stone: Talon and Beak…


        …Now, one day the Leinster men were gathering together on their Game-Plain in order to take sport.

 “Those ravens are making a terrible cackle over there,” said one.

“They have been cawing at each other like that for a full season,” said another.

As they were talking they saw Bove Derrig’s steward coming toward them up the hill.

“That great commotion over there,” he said, “I could swear they’re the same two birds that we had down South last year, they were at it a whole season!”

Just then the two ravens turned into human shape.

It was Bristle and Grunt, the two hog-guards.

The men of Leinster bade them both welcome.

“You can spare your welcome,” said Bristle, and he spat on the ground.

“What have you been up to?” asked the Leinster men.

“Nothing good,” said Grunt, and he spat on the ground too.

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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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