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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 The Wind Sall Blow For Ever Mair
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Set in Queensland, "The Wind Sall Blow For Ever Mair" is a strongly-written tale about a racist policeman.


  • The title of this short story is taken from an early 17th century folk ballad called "The Three Ravens," in which three scavenger birds converse about where and what they should eat. A similar, but more cynical version is known as "Twa Corbies" ("The Two Ravens" or "The Two Crows"). The word "sall" is an early English form of the word "shall." The word "mair" is also sometimes spelled "maire."

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Gathering the Bones : Thirty-Four Original Stories From the World's Masters of Horror Jack Dann (editor), Ramsay Campbell (editor), Dennis Etchison (editor), Pymble : Voyager , 2003 Z1019420 2003 anthology short story horror

    A collection of horror stories by writers from Australia, the United Kingdom and North America. Australian writers included are: Russell Blackford, Simon Brown, Isobelle Carmody, Stephen Dedman, Sara Douglass, Terry Dowling, Chris Lawson, Rosaleen Love, Mike O'Driscoll, Aaron Sterns, Janeen Webb and Cherry Wilder.

    The editors state their intention in commissioning the anthology as being 'to present the familiar and the experimental, the traditional and the avant-garde, the quiet and the vividly shocking, in a field whose boundaries are no longer rigidly defined and where literary values coexist with the leading edge of popular culture' (p.xi).

    Gathering the Bones : New Stories From the World's Masters of Horror
    Pymble : Voyager , 2003
    pg. 100-114
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Never Seen By Waking Eyes Stephen Dedman , Ohio : Infrapress , 2005 Z1225439 2005 selected work short story Ohio : Infrapress , 2005 pg. 133-146
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