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Well, it's no good prosecuting me. I haven't got a penny. ''Well, that's fair enough,' said the tenant; 'but not now; I am not myself. ' It was agreed to wait till morning, and the tenant was duly locked in. In the morning the tenant was asked if he was ready, but pled to have breakfast first. So they had breakfast. Was he ready now? Well, he always liked a smoke after breakfast. So he had his smoke. ' So they went outside and fought; Aubrey thrashed him satisfactorily, helped him to wash the blood off and sent him on his ways.

Dulhunty burst into tears and collapsed on the stairs in astonishment: 'Good God! What has he done? ' My father had originally owned two fine stations: Yarrowlumla, where the Federal capital, Canberra, now stands, and Winderadene, near Lake George. I think there was another, too, which he gave away, but of that I must tell later. There must have been a succession of droughts and floods. In one old letter I find mention of 15,000 sheep lost in floods; the water of the river Murray could rise 29 feet; and there was a pretty constant anxiety about the dry weather.

It went with him everywhere. -29- those which are fashionable in advanced circles. He disapproved of all punishment that was not corporal and direct. Mental punishments, he maintained, were both incalculable and hypocritical. Incalculable, because a mother's frown or look of disapproval might mean great pain to one child and nothing to another. Hypocritical, because they would make him pretend to be shocked or angry when he was not. The gravest crimes which occurred when I was there were going into the sea with your boots on, and using a silver teapot to catch crabs; the punishment, three cuts with a cane, with no scolding or frowning.

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