The alternative career of Dilkerton Thallawell.

First, another tale by Tallis Steelyard about a citizen of Port Naain who changes his career due to a change in his wife’s lifestyle. Next, similar amusing and informative tales of Port Naain on offer by Jim Webster including a description of each.

Tallis Steelyard

The alternative career of Dilkerton Thallawell.

Dilkerton was a member of the great Thallawell legal family. To be fair his life was comparatively conventional, if only because he was somebody who instinctively tried to conform. So he went into the family legal practice, married a nice young lady and they had two delightful daughters. So whilst he worked hard, he made sure that he was home from work early enough to spend time with the family.

Now he wasn’t a great courtroom performer. On the other hand he had a real genius for cutting through to the crux of the case and working out what were the real issues. Indeed the partnership decided that his analytical mind was wasted on courtroom histrionics. Instead he would examine the case when it arrived with the partnership and then, when it was assigned to a partner, he would go through it with them and explain it. Even old Tildus…

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