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Bourke is Hotter Than Hell – “Children of the Bush” – Henry Lawson

January 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Christianity, Religion

“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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