This weeks writing prompt for the Friday Fictioneers site, is a photograph from Piya Singh.
Young Amos had worked hard below Hebden Moor to earn a living as a lead miner. Yesterday his friend Tobias had found him dead. Whilst unconscious in the door of the managers office lay Jeremiah another mine worker. Of the mines manager, there was no sign. As it was pay day, the manager should have been present.
Worse the wheel which slowed the flow of water from the tarn and so stopped it from flooding the mine had been tampered with, allowing water to enter the mine uncontrolled.
Now Tobias found himself locked up in the jail at Grassington. Charged with: Dereliction of Duty. To protect the mine and its payroll.
It has come to my notice that Tobias was sent to the assizes at York, but before he could be tried, he was given into the hands of a naval press gang. He now resides in Chile after being shipwrecked on the Chilean coast. Tobias married and now manages a gold mine. His oldest son has recently written to me, as he intends to visit England and prove his fathers innocence.