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From Henry Lawson’s Children of the Bush. I think this means it’s a bit hot in Bourke!

October 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Ye-es!” he shouted hoarsely. “The publicans, and boozers, and gamblers, and sinners may think that Bourke is hot, but hell is a thousand times hotter! I tell you” “Oh, Lord!” said Mitchell, the shearer, and he threw a penny into the ring. “Ye-es! I tell you that hell is a million times hotter than Bourke! I tell you—-” “Oh, look here,” said a voice from the background, “that won’t wash. Why, don’t you know that when the Bourke people die they send back for their blankets?


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