All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 63

All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 63

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...in the moonlight. With some trouble, we took a cart into the range, and brought the dead man in the morning to White's. After the necessary enquiry, we buried poor Jim, rolled up in a sheet of newly-stripped bark, the bushman's coffin, under a big tree on the bank of the creek. And the boy 1 His history is soon told. Peter White's history of Thunderbolt's visit was to the effect that the bushranger had walked quietly into the bar, and informed Peter as to who he was--which was superfluous, as Peter knew him well--showing a revolver, by way of credential. After having a drink, Thunderbolt ordered White to pack up a lot of slops and grocery, including, to the publican's mystification, some women's stockings and other female belongings, and had handed out one parcel to the boy who, pistol in hand, was minding the horses and keeping guard outside. As for the two or three men about the place, they had far too much respect for revolvers, and, perhaps, sympathy for the wielders of them, to do other than keep carefully out of sight. Then, our arrival changed the aspect of affairs, and I have tried to describe what ensued. Not many days after all these things had happened, there came in, one night, to the homestead of a New England sheep-station, not very far--as distances are reckoned in the bmh--from the scene of the bushranger's death, an old shepherd, a crabbed and ancient relic of convict days, who was shepherding a flock near the foot of the main range. This old fellow went to the store where he, after the manner of shepherds, invested in tobacco, boots, soap, Hollo way'8 pills, and other commodities popular among those who follow sheep, offering, to the astonishment of the jackaroo who was acting-storekeeper, to pay for the same in gold....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 848g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980220
  • 9781236980229