In the small cottage, Grant stretches and checks the clock once more. Nearly time to go down to the beach to wait for the boat. He puts down his book, noting the page, and fetches his coat from the rack by the door.
Outside the night is very still. He came here two days ago, all the way to the far reaches of Cornwall to a small, obscure village on the banks of the Helford river. It’s little more than a cluster of cottages and fishing sheds around the wide bay onto the river. SOE have been using it as a convenient place to land boats, bringing agents to and from the continent, without anyone observing. Tonight, the cargo to be landed is more precious to Grant than any other. Jonathan, abroad for over a month, is finally being sent home.
Title: A Cornish Meeting
Characters: Colquhoun Grant/Jonathan Strange, ref. Colquhoun Grant/Arabella Strange and Colquhoun Grant/Arabella Strange/Jonathan Strange
Summary: Grant meets Jonathan on his return from an overseas mission.