The Tale of a Trooper

The Tale of a Trooper

by Clutha N. (Clutha Nantes) Mackenzie

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The Tale of a Trooper by Clutha N. (Clutha Nantes) Mackenzie

CHAPTER I MAC BECOMES A TROOPER
A winter storm raged across the ridges and tore in violent gusts down the gullies, carrying great squalls of fleecy snow. The wind swept the flakes horizontally through the gap where the station track ran an irregular course through the bush; and, though but a short hour had passed since the ominous mass of black cloud had swept over the early morning sky, the ground was already thickly powdered.

A ramshackle hut stood beside the track where it entered the bush, and in a rough lean-to, where firewood, tools and saddlery were piled more or less indiscriminately, two unkempt station ponies, saddled and bridled, stood in somnolent attitudes. Huddled hens sheltered from the searching blasts, which swept in eddies of snow, ruffling the feathers of the hens and driving the tails of the horses between their legs.

Charley and Mac had come thus far on their way out to have a look at the stock in the big paddocks higher in the hills, before the thickening snow had made purposeless their going further. So they had dropped in to see old George, the rouseabout, and have a yarn with him, or, if there were no signs of the weather clearing, to consider the question of work in the wool-shed.

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ISBN-13: 9781722321888
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/04/2018
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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