Robbery Under Arms; A Story of Life and Adventure in the Bush and in the Goldfields of Australia Volume 2

Robbery Under Arms; A Story of Life and Adventure in the Bush and in the Goldfields of Australia Volume 2

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...that's sermon enough for once; but a cove that's shut up like me gets think--think--thinking about matters here and there, till he gets chock-full of notions on one point or other, and out it must come. So now you've had mine; and I wish--don't I wish--couldn't I die cheerful and steady--if I'd only acted up to half or a quarter of 'em? There was a lot of papers, and some letters, too; as much as gave us all a morning's work to do to open and read half of 'em. Father had a lot, as usual, from all kinds of chaps on the cross, some about horses and cattle, some with a line or two putting him up to where the police was hunting for us, and letting us know about a trap or two that had been set. There was a tremendous blow up about Hagan and his lot, of course. The papers were full of letters, asking if the country was to be delivered over to assassins and highwaymen, and advising the citizens to roll themselves up into vigilance committees, and execute a little of that justice themselves which the Government was too weak and inefficient to administer. Of course there was a bit of a fuss made for a while, and then everything went on the same as before. As for the police themselves--the regular _force--they knew that officers and men had been doing their level best for months and months past, and that they couldn't have worked a stroke harder, or ridden a yard further if the reward had been ten thousand pounds a man instead of one. Night and day, Sundays and Saturdays, hot or cold, wet or dry, they were always at it, and many a man got that which made an old man of him before his time, if it didn't cook him altogether before the year was out. Of course they did their best to...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864379
  • 9781236864376