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A Man’s Silence and the Bush – “Children of the Bush” – Henry Lawson

January 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Humanism, Sociology

There’s no place in the world where a man’s silence is respected so much (within reasonable bounds) as in the Australian bush, where every man has a past more or less sad, and every man a ghost—perhaps from other lands that we know nothing of, and speaking in a foreign tongue. They say in the bush, “Oh, Jack’s only thinking!” And they let him think.

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