How ill? ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard, aka Jim Webster:

van Mieris the elder, Frans, 1635-1681; A Sick Woman and Her Doctor

I feel that it ill-becomes a chap to take advantage of another person’s illness, but sometimes you just have to stand back and admit that you have witnessed true genius at work. One truly unsurpassed example of this I came upon during Maljie’s illness. I was in the area and wondered about dropping in to visit her. But as I approached the house I saw my cousin Thela. She is a temple dancer at the Temple of Aea in her Aspect as the Personification of Chastity. She was walking along talking to Sergeant Maggon of the Watch. He was resplendent in his forest green jacket with yellow frogging and cuffs. They were obviously deep in conversation, and together they turned down the short drive and into Maljie’s house. It was obvious that they were going to visit her so I decided to call on some other occasion.

Next day I heard a worrying rumour. Somebody said that they had heard that Maljie was dangerously ill, as Thela and Maggon had visited her. Apparently they had both been there to listen to her last confession, but Maggon had been taking notes!

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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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4 Responses to How ill? ~ Tallis Steelyard

  1. jwebster2 says:

    There are people whom you want to tell all, and then there are people who ought to be blessed with a short memory 🙂

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