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An Outback Marriage - Chapter 29. Races And A Win An Outback Marriage - Chapter 29. Races And A Win

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 29. Races And A Win
CHAPTER XXIX. RACES AND A WINAfter the great case was over life at Kuryong went on its old round. Mary Grant, now undisputed owner, took up the reins of government, and Hugh was kept there always on one pretext or another.Considine and his wife stayed a while in the district before starting for England, and were on the best of terms with the folk at the homestead, Peggy's daring attempt to seize the estate having been forgiven for her husband's sake.Mary seemed to take a delicious pleasure in making Hugh come to her for orders and consultations. She signed without question... Long Stories - Post by : promarketing - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 695

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 28. A Legal Battle An Outback Marriage - Chapter 28. A Legal Battle

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 28. A Legal Battle
CHAPTER XXVIII. A LEGAL BATTLEAnd now, after hauling the reader pretty well all over Australia--from mountain-station to out-back holding, from cattle-camp to buffalo run--we must ask him to take a seat in the Supreme Court at Sydney, to hear the trial of the "great Grant Will Case."Gavan Blake had made no effort towards compromise. He knew the risk he was running, but he had determined to see it through. The love, the ambition, the hope that had once possessed him had turned to a grim desperate hatred, and he would risk everything rather than withdraw the case. He kept Red Mick... Long Stories - Post by : ccagent - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 2833

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 27. The Real Certificate An Outback Marriage - Chapter 27. The Real Certificate

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 27. The Real Certificate
CHAPTER XXVII. THE REAL CERTIFICATEAs the day of the great case approached Blake got more and more restless and irritable. He had heard of Hugh's going away to look for a witness; but Peggy and Red Mick, in their ignorance, had thought it best to keep all knowledge of the Considine flaw from their lawyer--a mistake that wiser people than they sometimes make. Blake suspected nothing. He had more than once seen Mary Grant and Ellen Harriott in Tarrong, but he was again an outcast, relegated to the society of such as Isaacstein.Well, he would see it out, and would yet... Long Stories - Post by : glenn_neave - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 2616

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 26. The Saving Of Considine An Outback Marriage - Chapter 26. The Saving Of Considine

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 26. The Saving Of Considine
CHAPTER XXVI. THE SAVING OF CONSIDINEAt grey dawn all the camp was astir. Hugh looked from under his mosquito-net, and saw old Considine over the fire, earnestly frying a large hunk of buffalo meat. He was without a trouble in the world as he turned the hissing steak in the pan. Two black gins in brief garments--a loin cloth and a villainously dirty pyjama-jacket each--were sitting near him, languidly killing the mosquitoes which settled on their bare legs. These were Maggie and Lucy, but they had degenerated with their surroundings. Tommy Prince was oiling a carbine, and one of the shooters... Long Stories - Post by : wileycoyote - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 1637

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 25. In The Buffalo Camp An Outback Marriage - Chapter 25. In The Buffalo Camp

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 25. In The Buffalo Camp
CHAPTER XXV. IN THE BUFFALO CAMP"You're just the man I was looking for," said Hugh, taking in the stranger with his eyes. "I want to get out to Reeves's buffalo camp, and I hear you're the only man who knows that country at all. Can you get time to come down with me? I'll make it worth your while."He waited for the reply with a beating heart. If this man failed him he saw nothing for it but to go back. The stranger lit his pipe with the leisurely movements of a man who had never been in a real hurry... Long Stories - Post by : LadyFingersJr - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 1646

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 24. The Second Search For Considine An Outback Marriage - Chapter 24. The Second Search For Considine

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 24. The Second Search For Considine
CHAPTER XXIV. THE SECOND SEARCH FOR CONSIDINEBefore leaving Hugh was fully instructed what to do if he compassed the second finding of Considine. He was to travel under another name, for fear that his own would get about, and cause the fugitive to make another hurried disappearance.He took a subpoena to serve on the old man as a last resource.Charlie was emphatic. "Go up and get hold of the old vagrant, and find out all about it. Don't make a mess of it, whatever you do. Remember the old lady, and Miss Grant, and the youngsters, and all of us depend... Long Stories - Post by : chinadoll - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 1010

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 23. Hugh Goes In Search An Outback Marriage - Chapter 23. Hugh Goes In Search

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 23. Hugh Goes In Search
CHAPTER XXIII. HUGH GOES IN SEARCHWho does not remember the first exciting news of the great Grant v. Grant will case? The leading Q.C.'s. watched eagerly for briefs; juniors who held even the smallest briefs in connection with it patronised their fellows, and explained to them intricate legal dodges which they themselves had thought out and "pumped into" their learned leaders. "Took me a doose of a time to get him to see it, but I think he has got it at last," they used to say. The case looked like lasting for years, for there would be appeals and counter-appeals,... Long Stories - Post by : camtex1 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 2210

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 22. A Nurse And Her Assistant An Outback Marriage - Chapter 22. A Nurse And Her Assistant

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 22. A Nurse And Her Assistant
CHAPTER XXII. A NURSE AND HER ASSISTANTWhile they were waiting for the great case to come on a sort of depression seemed to spread itself over the station. The owner was mostly shut up in her room with her thoughts; the old lady was trying to comfort her, and Ellen Harriott, with sorrow always at her heart, went about the household work like an automaton. No wonder that as soon as breakfast was over all the men cleared out to work on the run. But one day it so happened that Carew did not go out with the others. The young... Long Stories - Post by : Herve - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 2136

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 21. No Compromise An Outback Marriage - Chapter 21. No Compromise

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 21. No Compromise
CHAPTER XXI. NO COMPROMISEWhile Gavan Blake was conferring with his clients, a very different sort of conference was being held at Kuryong. The return of Charlie Gordon, accompanied by Carew, had been voted by common consent an occasion for holiday; and although, according to theory, a bush holiday is invariably spent in kangaroo-hunting, yet the fact is that men who are in the saddle from daylight to dark, from week-end to week-end, generally spend a holiday resting legs that are cramped from the saddle, and arms that ache from lifting sheep over hurdles or swinging the gates of drafting-yards.Thus it was... Long Stories - Post by : Translink - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 1691

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 20. A Consultation At Kiley's An Outback Marriage - Chapter 20. A Consultation At Kiley's

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 20. A Consultation At Kiley's
CHAPTER XX. A CONSULTATION AT KILEY'SWithin twenty-four hours after Peggy got back to her old home, it was known all over the mountains that she meant business, and would make a claim on William Grant's estate. Rumour, of course, supplied all the needful details. It was said, and even sworn to, that Peggy had her marriage lines put by in a big iron box, ready to be produced at the proper time. Other authorities knew for a fact that she had no proofs, but that the family at Kuryong were going to give her any sum from a thousand pounds to... Long Stories - Post by : aronco - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 1736

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 19. A Chance Encounter An Outback Marriage - Chapter 19. A Chance Encounter

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 19. A Chance Encounter
CHAPTER XIX. A CHANCE ENCOUNTERThe black boys went in with them to Pike's store to take back supplies on the pack-horse. They travelled over the same country that they had seen coming up; the men at the stations greeted them with the same hospitality. Nothing was said about Considine's good fortune. It was thought wise to be silent, as he didn't know how soon his wife might hear of it.They left the gins at the blacks' camp, which they chanced on by a riverside. The camp was a primitive affair, a few rude shelters made by bending bamboo sticks together and... Long Stories - Post by : Joanne_L._Mason - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 1599

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 18. The Wild Cattle An Outback Marriage - Chapter 18. The Wild Cattle

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 18. The Wild Cattle
CHAPTER XVIII. THE WILD CATTLECarew awoke next morning to find that it was broad daylight, and the horses had been run in, caught, and saddled, all ready for a start to the run. Breakfast was soon disposed of, and the cavalcade set out. Naturally, the old man had heaps of questions to ask about his inheritance, and made the Englishman ride alongside while he questioned him."If I go to England after this money, Mister, I suppose they won't be handin' me out ten years for perjury, same as they done for Roger Tichborne, eh? I won't have no law case, will... Long Stories - Post by : fanjr - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 2313

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 17. Considine An Outback Marriage - Chapter 17. Considine

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 17. Considine
CHAPTER XVII. CONSIDINEFor a few seconds no one spoke. Carew and Gordon stared at the signature, and then looked at each other. The newly-found Considine looked at his autograph in a critical way, as if not quite sure he had spelled it right, and then stood up, handing the deed to Gordon."There y'are," he said. "There's my right, title and intrust in all this here block of land, and all the stock what's on it; and if you're ever short of a man to look after the place in the wet season I'll take the job. I might be glad of... Long Stories - Post by : sfimar - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 2239

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 16. The Road To No Man's Land An Outback Marriage - Chapter 16. The Road To No Man's Land

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 16. The Road To No Man's Land
CHAPTER XVI. THE ROAD TO NO MAN'S LANDNow we must follow for a time the adventures of Charlie Gordon and the new chum, whom we left just starting out for 'far back', Charlie to take over a cattle-station for Old Man Grant, and Carew to search for Patrick Henry Considine. After a short sea-journey they took train to a dusty back-blocks township Gordon picked up one of the many outfits which he had scattered over the country, and which in this case consisted of a vehicle, a dozen or so of horses, and a black boy named Frying Pan.Thy drove... Long Stories - Post by : ayush - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 2815

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 15. A Proposal And Its Results An Outback Marriage - Chapter 15. A Proposal And Its Results

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 15. A Proposal And Its Results
CHAPTER XV. A PROPOSAL AND ITS RESULTSThe question whether Mick Donohoe should be prosecuted was not likely to be prejudiced by his claim of kinship. Billy the Bully would as soon prosecute his own brother-in-law as anybody else--sooner, in fact. So Hugh, having reached home very crest-fallen and angry, wrote a full account of the affair in his report of the station work, and asked whether he should lay an information.Grant's reply was brief and to the point; he seldom wrote letters, always telegraphing when possible. On this occasion the telegram said, "Prosecute at once; offer reward informers;" which, leaking out... Long Stories - Post by : andyfrain - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 971

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 14. Red Mick And His Sheep Dogs An Outback Marriage - Chapter 14. Red Mick And His Sheep Dogs

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 14. Red Mick And His Sheep Dogs
CHAPTER XIV. RED MICK AND HIS SHEEP DOGSWhen Hugh came home one day with his face, as usual, full of trouble, Mary began to laugh him out of it."Well, Mr. Hugh, which is it to-day--the Doyles or the Donohoes? Have they been stealing sheep or breaking gates?""Oh, it's all very well for you to laugh," he said; "you don't understand. Some of that gang up the river went into the stud paddock yesterday to cut down a tree for a bee's nest, and left the tree burning; might have set the whole run--forty thousand acres of dry grass--in a blaze. Then... Long Stories - Post by : Afterglow - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 1213

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 13. The Rivals An Outback Marriage - Chapter 13. The Rivals

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 13. The Rivals
CHAPTER XIII. THE RIVALSFor the next couple of weeks, affairs at Kuryong flowed on in usual station style. A saddle-horse was brought in for Miss Grant, and out of her numerous boxes that young lady produced a Bond Street outfit that fairly silenced criticism. She rode well too, having been taught in England, and she, Poss, Binjie and Hugh had some great scampers after kangaroos, half-wild horses, or anything else that would get up and run in front of them. She was always so fresh, cheerful, and ready for any excitement that the two boys became infatuated in four days, and... Long Stories - Post by : anielo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 1856

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 12. Mr. Blake Breaks His Engagement An Outback Marriage - Chapter 12. Mr. Blake Breaks His Engagement

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 12. Mr. Blake Breaks His Engagement
CHAPTER XII. MR. BLAKE BREAKS HIS ENGAGEMENTOn Monday, Hugh, Poss, and Binjie had to go out to an outlying paddock to draft a lot of station-sheep from a mob of travelling-sheep. As this meant a long, hard job, the three breakfasted by candlelight--a good old fashion, this, but rather forgotten lately--and Blake also turned out for early breakfast, as he wanted to get his drive to Tarrong over while the weather was cool. Of the women-folk, Ellen alone was up, boiling eggs, and making tea on a spirit-lamp; laughing and chattering meanwhile, and keeping them all amused; while outside in the... Long Stories - Post by : ravereview - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 3067

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 11. A Walk In The Moonlight An Outback Marriage - Chapter 11. A Walk In The Moonlight

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 11. A Walk In The Moonlight
CHAPTER XI. A WALK IN THE MOONLIGHTThe Court at Ballarook was over, and Gavan Blake turned his horses' heads in a direction he had never taken before--along the road to Kuryong. As he drove along, his thoughts were anything but pleasant. Behind him always stalked the grim spectre of detection and arrest; and, even should a lucky windfall help to pay his debts, he could not save the money either to buy a practice in Sydney or to maintain himself while he was building one up. He thought of the pitiful smallness of his chances at Tarrong, and then of Ellen... Long Stories - Post by : alexpoole - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 2799

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 10. A Lawyer In The Bush An Outback Marriage - Chapter 10. A Lawyer In The Bush

An Outback Marriage - Chapter 10. A Lawyer In The Bush
CHAPTER X. A LAWYER IN THE BUSHGavan Blake, attorney and solicitor, sat in his office at Tarrong, opening his morning's letters. The office was in a small weatherboard cottage in the "main street" of Tarrong (at any rate it might fairly claim to be the main street, as it was the only street that had any houses in it). The front room he sat, was fitted up with a table and a set of pigeon-holes full of dusty papers, a leather couch, a small fire-proof safe, and a book-case containing about equal proportions of law-books and novels. A few maps... Long Stories - Post by : kommana_ramesh - Date : May 2012 - Author : Banjo Paterson - Read : 2986