Wild Life And Adventure In The Australian Bush Volume 1; Four Years' Personal Experience by Arthur NicolsWild Life And Adventure In The Australian Bush Volume 1; Four Years' Personal Experience by Arthur Nicols

Wild Life And Adventure In The Australian Bush Volume 1; Four Years' Personal Experience

byArthur Nicols

Paperback | May 18, 2012

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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. 1887 Excerpt: ...a wick. But, with all these creature comforts, Mike was not a personally cleanly man. Soap had been long a stranger to his skin, and water made its acquaintance far too seldom. Harold noticed, with a qualm at his stomach, that the hands which had been employed in kneading the damper, looked as if they had parted with an accumulation of dirt during the process. Nevertheless, such considerations did not prevent him from doing justice to the supper, which the shepherd's long experience of Bush cookery rendered as palatable as any hungry man could desire. From time to time, Mike poked an iron skewer into the beef, to ascertain how it was doing, and, when the meal was finished, wiped MONOTONY OF SHEPHERD LIFE. 151 his knife on the leg of his trousers, and went out to see after the damper. Raking off the covering of embers, he tapped the browning crust with a stick, and thrust the point of his knife into it. "Gettin' on fine," he reported, and covered it up. The last thing before turning in, he drew it out of the now powdered and still smouldering ashes, laid it on the flour sack, tapped it again knowingly, with the remark, "Sounds holla--all right," carried it into the hut, and set it on edge to cool. Its rich colour and peculiarly pleasant smell told his practised senses that this was a triumph of the art of bush cookery--a well-baked damper. After the first fortnight of it, Harold was obliged to confess to himself that shepherding was monotonous work, and he now understood the eagerness of the men for a periodical change to the riot and drunkenness of a "spree" in the miserable shanties, where at least human companionship of some sort could be found. To trudge, day after day, from year's end to year's end, behind a flock of sheep,...
Title:Wild Life And Adventure In The Australian Bush Volume 1; Four Years' Personal ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217148557

ISBN - 13:9780217148559

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