Chinkie's Flat and Other Stories (Classic Reprint)

Chinkie's Flat and Other Stories (Classic Reprint)

by Louis Becke
     
 

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"Chinkie's Flat," in its decadence, was generally spoken of, by the passing traveller, as a "God-forsaken hole," and it certainly did present a repellent appearance when seen for the first time, gasping under the torrid rays of a North Queensland sun, which had dried up every green thing except the silver-leaved

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Excerpt from Chinkie's Flat and Other Stories

"Chinkie's Flat," in its decadence, was generally spoken of, by the passing traveller, as a "God-forsaken hole," and it certainly did present a repellent appearance when seen for the first time, gasping under the torrid rays of a North Queensland sun, which had dried up every green thing except the silver-leaved ironbarks, and the long, sinuous line of she-oaks which denoted the course of Connolly's Creek on which it stood.

"The township" was one of the usual Queensland mining type, a dozen or so of bark-roofed humpies, a public-house with the title of "The Digger's Rest," a blacksmith's forge, and a quartz-crushing battery.

The battery at Chinkie's Flat stood apart from the "township" on a little rise overlooking the yellow sands of Connolly's Creek, from whence it derived its water supply - when there happened to be any water in that part of the creek.

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ISBN-13:
9781440074530
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/08/2015
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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