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The Loaded Dog

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer . . . the story continues . . . Andy’s brain still worked on the cartridge; his eye was caught by the glare of an empty kerosene-tin lying in the bushes, and it struck … Read more

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The Loaded Dog

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer . . . the story ends with . . . The retriever went in under the kitchen, amongst the piles, but, luckily for those inside, there was a vicious yellow mongrel cattle-dog sulking and nursing … Read more

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The Captain Of The Push

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer As the night was falling slowly down on city, town and bush, From a slum in Jones’ Alley sloped the Captain of the Push; And he scowled towards the North, and he scowled towards the … Read more

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The Shearing of the Cook’s Dog

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer The dog was a little conservative mongrel poodle, with long dirty white hair all over him – longest and most over his eyes, which glistened through it like black beads. Also he seemed to have … Read more

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Sez You

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer When the heavy sand is yielding backward from your blistered feet, And across the distant timber you can SEE the flowing heat; When your head is hot and aching, and the shadeless plain is … Read more

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The Heart of Australia

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer When the wars of the world seemed ended, and silent the distant drum, Ten years ago in Australia, I wrote of a war to come: And I pictured Australians fighting as their fathers fought of … Read more

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Settling on the Land

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) . . . the story ends with . . . Then the dummy’s dog tackled the selector’s dog and this precipitated things. The dummy would have gone under had his wife not arrived on the scene … Read more

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Settling on the Land

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) . . . the story continues . . . Tom ploughed and sowed wheat, but nothing came up to speak of – the ground was too poor; so he carted stable manure six miles from the … Read more

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Settling on the Land

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer The worst bore in Australia just now is the man who raves about getting the people on the land, and button-holes you in the street with a little scheme of his own. He generally … Read more

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The Drover’s Wife

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) . . . the story ends with . . . She thinks how she fought a flood during her husband’s absence. She stood for hours in the drenching downpour, and dug an overflow gutter to save … Read more

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