The Secret of the Australian Desert PDF

by Ernest Favenc 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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... "That thunder-storm has been along here by the look of it. It should have put some water in some of those clay-pans we passed." "Thunder-storms are mighty uncertain things to trust to. They generally fall, as a rule, just where they are no good to any one. We must travel, v, rhen we start, as though it was dry the whole way, although I think with you that we shall find water." "As it now stands," said Morton, drawing his blanket over his shoulders, "the only real evidence we have to show that the Warlattas ever existed, is this cleared road in the scrub." "And the wound in Billy's leg," murmured Charlie, drowsily. chapter xxvii. Home Again. trip next morning was a promising one. jl The creek kept a continued and wellwatered course for about fifteen miles, running through well-grassed downs country all the way. The place was burnt black with the fire, but that did not hide the value of the country. Gradually the scrub, which they had lost sight of for some time, closed in on both sides, and it was evident that the creek would soon run out, once it entered the scrub. They were back in camp in time to take a short ride up the creek, and ascertain that there was nothing worth troubling about in that direction. Brown fossicked out the remains of the brandy when they had finished their meal. "Now, then," he said, when they had all put some in their pannikins, "we must christen the new run. What's it to be? You speak first, Charlie." "Warlatta Downs." "Good!" said Morton; "we can't better that. Here's good luck to Warlatta Downs." "Now for the gold reef," said Brown. There was silence whilst each thought of a suitable name. "Suppose we call it after Stuart, who was really the first finder of it." "The Stuart Keef, then, and here's to his...

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