The Golden Land; Or, Links From Shore To Shore

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byBenjamin Leopold Farejeon

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... WELCOME TO GOLDEN BUSH. 'It was the sixth day of their forest travel, and Kangaroo Tom informed them that they were within fifteen miles of Golden Bush. This and the previous day had been the hottest in their experience, and not only in theirs but in the experience of Kangaroo Tom, in whose declaration that this was "a scorcher and no mistake," Mr. Spencer detected a note of anxiety which rendered him somewhat uneasy. "Is there any danger?" asked Mr. Spencer. "There is no saying," replied Kangaroo Tom. "It is as likely as not, if the sun doesn't draw it a little mild, that we shall have a bush fire. It is just as well to be prepared." His view of being prepared against a surprise was illustrated by his selecting a spot to camp in on that night which was almost bare of timber. Before retiring to rest, he and all the party spent an hour or two in clearing away to a distance the loose wood growth which lay in the immediate vicinity of the bullock-dray. It was fortunate that on the day before he had been sufficiently thoughtful to turn out of his course and purchase a supply of water from a Half-way House. Mr. Spencer observed that he was particularly careful with this water, and that he measured it out to those who were thirsty as though it were the most precious of wine. All the natural watercourses of the land were dried up and devoid of moisture, and Kangaroo Tom told his companions that they would probably not be called upon to take the trouble of washing themselves until they arrived at Golden Bush Station. Not only were the creeks and watercourses dried up, but every blade of grass had been withered by scorching winds. The weary bullocks toiled on, with their tongues hanging out of their mouths from drought, and Kangaroo Tom turned a deaf ear to Eleano...

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... WELCOME TO GOLDEN BUSH. 'It was the sixth day of their forest travel, and Kangaroo Tom informed them that they were within fif...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217892086

ISBN - 13:9780217892087

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