Bushmen All; A Romance Of The Never-never

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byGiles Seagram

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1908 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. Jerry Reports The Murder Of Grigg. Despite the abnormally late hour of his return the, night before, the Duke was up the next morning and ready to respond to the first gentle tintinnabulation of Lankey's breakfast bell. Giles, although equally ready for breakfast, felt tired and stiff and indisposed for much work. Still, assuming a virtue he was far from feeling, he promptly rejected Mr. Jasper's half-proffered day in the hut, and ventured to remind him of the boxed stragglers of Robinson's and Jones' mobs, at that time awaiting separation in the drafting yard. "Very well," he said with a smile, "let us hope today's drafting won't have such disastrous effects as yesterday's. McDermott and Wood can go with you. I'm coming too. Ross," he continued, turning to Charlie, "you'd better take a fresh horse and have another look for those Wackabong sheep. Take the Redbanks track and then bear more to the north than you did yesterday. Without they're loafing on Rungatowie they must be here to-day." The Duke started almost immediately, and a few minutes afterwards the others also took the Redbanks road. Mr. Jasper was anxious to see whether Coffee and his men had put a period to their Christmas jubilations. He found the contractor himself in the caboose, having perforce to act as cook, and fuming and fretting at Smith's non-appearance with the bullocks. The rest of the men were away. Coffee's condemnation alike of Dudley and his Drops, of Old Grumps and Jerry, of the absconding bullocks, and the sodden bread he had just taken out of the camp oven, was pathetic in its evident sincerity and its heartfelt expression. In the choice of language, however, there was room for no feeling on the part of the listener, but that of paralysed astonishment at the numbe...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1908 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. Jerry Reports The Murder Of Grigg. Despite the abnormally late hour of his return the, night before, the Duke was ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217451772

ISBN - 13:9780217451772

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