Colonial Experiences; Or, Sketches Of People And Places In The Province Of Otago, New Zealand by Alexander BathgateColonial Experiences; Or, Sketches Of People And Places In The Province Of Otago, New Zealand by Alexander Bathgate

Colonial Experiences; Or, Sketches Of People And Places In The Province Of Otago, New Zealand

byAlexander Bathgate

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...calculated on reaching some roadside shanty before dinner-time, but in this we had been disappointed. We pitched our tent under the lee of the rock, and were preparing to turn in, with our blankets on the snow, when my new mate produced a bottle of Percy Davis' ' Painkiller,' and laughingly said, 'Here's the only liquor I have got; will you have a nip.' I knew he was only in joke, but, thought I, it might help to warm us, so, filling a billy with snow, I gathered a bundle of withered stems of spear-grass, which were sticking up in all directions, and made a small fire on the rock. It was sufficient to melt the snow and heat the water, so we had a pannikin of hot water each, with a nobler of pain-killer in it, rolled ourselves in our blankets, and prepared to pass the night. We were thankful for our nip, as it produced a warm glow, and we had a very hard frost that night to fight against. " By grey dawn we made a fresh start, so that we might get as far as possible while the " THE RIDDLINGS OF CREATION." 145 snow was hard. A couple of miles brought us to an accommodation-house, where we ate such a breakfast as might have been expected, seeing we were several meals in arrear. Somehow, without any express stipulation, we both seemed after our night in the snow to take it for granted that we should continue mates--as we did. In due time we reached the Dunstan, and waited there for some weeks in expectation of the river going down, so that we might take up a beach claim, but in place of its doing so it steadily rose till our patience and funds were well-nigh exhausted. We next came up here to the Shotover. " I need not tell you anything about our journey up, for you have come over the same ground yourself, so you can guess what it was like in...
Title:Colonial Experiences; Or, Sketches Of People And Places In The Province Of Otago, New ZealandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217461077

ISBN - 13:9780217461078

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