Three Years Wanderings Around the World

Three Years Wanderings Around the World

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...who seemed to think that in Australia there must needs be gold in every stream, would not be dissuaded from surveying the wet valley below. With shovel in hand, he repaired to the bank of a small river, and spent an hour in the mud, with as much chance of success as he would have had in a. GONTRADICTORY ormrons or THE MINERS. 183 bushel of Connecticut clay, and came up again to find himself the subject of ridicule. At sunset the next day we were twentyfive miles further on our way, having come through open Australian forests, many trees of which were covered with blossoms, and vocal with the everlasting chatter of numerous parrots of a. variety of colors. We saw also several of the beautiful "birds of paradise " and mocking birds. No man can ever know the perfect relish of food and drink, or the perfect sweetness of sleep, until he takes them after a day's weary walking, in the open air, by the light and warmth of the blazing camp-fire.. Toward the close of our journey we met several returning from the mines. The invariable greeting here is, "Well! mate!" and a chat commences at once, by an exchange of data as to destination, starting place, &c. Those who have been unfortunate speak discouragingly of matters in the mines; others give a glowing account, and are strong in the assurance one may be rich if he will--a statement pleasant to believe, by those walking in the vale of poverty. 184 nrscoumemc PROSPECTS.. We entered the " city of Ballerat " through a valley running northward between two hills, called "Yankee Gully," which opens out into a comparatively level space, called the "Flat." This and the hills around are dotted with the homes of miners. We came to Ballerat for...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236756266
  • 9781236756268