The House That Fish Built: Long-Horn O’Leary…


…From the south came Long-Horn O’Leary and his host.

“Hail, the flame-hot hammerer: wielder of the red mallet,” said Father Fish as he lolloped alongside O’Leary’s company on foot, “When the men of Albion return from foreign lands you protect their rear so that an assailant may not spring past you, nor over you, what then should prevent the Champion’s Portion of Red-Hill-Hall being yours ?”

Said Long-Horn O’Leary, “why, if it isn’t that dullard Fish Face, come to pester me with his eccentric wit,” he laughed aloud and his company set up a roar and raised their swords.

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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 The House That Fish Built: Long-Horn O’Leary…

  1. cemboyce says:

    Sue, I must bring your attention to a wonderful book by Richard Girling called ‘Ielfstan’s Place’. It is really hard to find these days (not on Amazon or other reputablte book sites), but can be ordered directly from www.
    Quote from Longmarsh website: In Ielfstan’s Place Richard Girling recreates the thousands of years of life in and around the village from the time of the earliest human inhabitants of the area to the early twentieth century, through a connected sequence of short stories or vignettes. In a vivid, concentrated style he beautifully evokes the sights, smells, sensations and mentalities of past ages.
    I thoroughly recommend finding it and reading it. Magical!


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