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". . lurchin' down the crazy wooden ways."

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JIM OF THE HILLS

A STORY IN RHYME


BY

C. J. DENNIS

Author of "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke," "Doreen," "The Moods of Ginger Mick," "The Glugs of Gosh," "Backblock Ballads," "Digger Smith,' etc.


Illustrated by Hal Gye


SYDNEY
ANGUS & ROBERTSON LTD.
89 CASTLEREAGH STREET
1919


Printed by W. C. Penfold & Co. Ltd., 183 Pitt Street, Sydney
for
Angus & Robertson Limited

London: The Oxford University Press




Dramatic, Cinema and all other Rights are reserved



TO GEORGE ROBERTSON

CONTENTS

Page
I. SWINGIN' DOUGLAS
There's a breeze about the mountain, it is singin' in the trees ...

11

II. A LONELY MAN
When I'm out among the fellows, with the work to hold my mind, ...

17

III. A MORNING SONG
The thrush is in the wattle tree, an', "O, you pretty dear!" ...

25

IV. A FREAK OF SPRING
At any other time of year ...

31

V. THE VISION
Of things that roam about the bush I ain't got many fears, ...

39

VI. OLD BOB BLAIR
I got so down to it last night ...

47

VII. THE WOOER
I nearly fell fair in my tracks. ...

57

VIII. RED ROBIN
Hi, it's a funny world! This mornin' when I woke ...

65

IX. MURRAY'S RIDE
I seldom get to hatin' men, nor had much cause to hate; …

71

X. THE REAPER IN THE BUSH
He was lyin' on his bunk, …

77

XI. FLAMES
It's human nature for a bashful bloke …

83

XII. GREY THRUSH
Grey thrush was in the wattle tree, an' "Oh, you pretty dear!" …

91