Water under the bridge

First, for this installment of the Gentlemen behaving badly blog tour, we have a humorous tale by Tallis Steelyard about the various inhabitants of a bridge tower in Partann. Next, we have two books of humorous tales about Port Naain by Jim Webster. Both are described in the post.

Tallis Steelyard

Water under the bridge

I discovered the Bridge Tower on one of my perambulations around Partann. Some people say it isn’t in Partann, in that it’s on the right bank of the Dharant, some way south of Fluance but north of the road from Avitas over the mountains to the East.

Still, whilst geographers, cartographers and the inhabitants of Fluance might quibble, the inhabitants of the area do think of it as Partann.

I approached it from the north, following the River Quibble, which is one of the tributaries of the Dharant. Some miles away I saw the tower high on the bridge and hoping for shelter for the night I followed the track which led towards it. I soon found that the track climbed and ran along the edge of an escarpment above the river. The escarpment itself was thick with brush, briars and similar, and once you had left the river it…

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