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    A catalog of short stories by M B Paton as found in digitised Trove newspapers.

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  1. OUR SHORT STORIES. THE EXPLANATION | [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 18 November 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: It was art awkward moment. And with all her tact, all her sympathy, and the something more that underlay it, existing in her heart in 2715 words
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  2. OUR SHORT STORIES. TWO LETTERS | [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 7 April 1917 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Mrs Rexton was alone. Her hands, heedless of the bright needless in her lap, with the half knitted sock upon them, were clasped round her knees, as 2106 words
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  3. OUR SHORT STORIES. THE LEARNING | [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 23 June 1917 p 6 Article
    Abstract: He had not meant this. Be seemed to be acting, and speaking, not of his own volition, but at the dictates of some sub-conscious, and 2685 words
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  4. OUR SHORT STORIES. THE WAY OUT | [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 24 November 1917 p 6 Article
    Abstract: He had loved her—for a while at least—of that she was sure. A dreamy, semi-ideal sort of love, born of the warmth of his gratitude for her 3424 words
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  5. THE STORYTELLER. JIMMY.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 16 February 1918 p 41 Article
    Abstract: She didn't know, his name, or anything about him, save the unfaltering regularity that seemed part of him—his brusque cheeriness of manner, and the u ... 2142 words
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  6. OUR SHORT STORIES FIRST AND THIRD | [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED] | What a luxury to be alone!
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 7 September 1918 p 7 Article
    Abstract: She leaned back in her canvas swing —an indulgence conceded by the captain—breathing sumptuously of sea air. Air that mingled sunshine, salt, tarred 2027 words
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  7. THE STORYTELLER. ANTI-CLIMAX.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 5 October 1918 p 49 Article
    Abstract: As the car swung out on the open road, where only ghostly tree boles stood guard, with a night-owl on slow-whirring wings the one sign of life to dis ... 1738 words
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  8. PRISON STAIRS [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 8 February 1919 p 47 Article
    Abstract: She was housekeeper, cook, and geneal servant, with occasional turns at "minding shop" for her father--a small suburban grocer, who frequently 2866 words
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  9. HIS THIRTEENTH [ALL BIGHTS RESERVED.]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 26 July 1919 p 47 Article
    Abstract: It was in the first year of the war, while the Hun still pretended to disguise his sheer piracy, and mallboats travelled much as usual between 1698 words
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  10. VIGNETTE. THE GREEN CURTAIN.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 1 November 1919 p 48 Article
    Abstract: Why did she care so much? She glanced for the hundredth time to his photo., laughing at her from the wall, and kept her eyes upon it steadily. 966 words
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  11. PLAYING THE GAME [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 7 February 1920 p 28 Article
    Abstract: She had not been eager for him to enlist, though not venturing to test her power to the extent of open discouragement Instinct--the instinct 2883 words
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  12. THE MATCHMAKER [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 15 January 1921 p 28 Article
    Abstract: Having hesitated just a little too long upon the brink, he had acquire an immovable balance, and all his subsequent dreams, and flutterings of 2392 words
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  13. GREEK --AND GREEK! [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 2 April 1921 p 53 Article
    Abstract: He was intensely possessive; but he [?] chivalrous as well. Yet, when silence had pressed heavily upon [?] for eight months, she began to 2863 words
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  14. THE STORYTELLER. LOVE AND THE SECRET.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 9 July 1921 p 45 Article
    Abstract: Aunt Chris was knitting, as usual, with Ponsonby—also as usual—curled up by her feet. For they were inseparable. Yet no one, having once seen the pic ... 2109 words
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  15. OUR SHORT STORY LOVE AND THE SECRET.
    Canowindra Star and Eugowra News (NSW : 1903 - 1907; 1910 - 1911; 1914 - 1922) Friday 22 July 1921 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Aunt Chris was, knitting, as usual, with Ponsonby—also as usual—curled up by her feet. For they were inseparable. Yet no one, having once s[?]en 2143 words
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  16. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 27 August 1921 p 43 Article
    Abstract: When he was nine and she just they had their first serious quarrel. It made them complete strangers for a week. 1228 words
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  17. THE LUCK [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 19 November 1921 p 44 Article
    Abstract: It was his smile--its confiding, genial sweetness--and his caressing voice, with its suave flexibility, that won him instant friends. Such 3084 words
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  18. THE SILK COAT [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 18 February 1922 p 37 Article
    Abstract: Eight and a half guineas ! It was a lot of money for just a silk coat. "The Newest Race Coat-- Exclusive Model," as set forth by 2074 words
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  19. THE SMITHS' HOUSE [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 20 May 1922 p 43 Article
    Abstract: Houses, like clothes, take on the Personality of the owners, and become eloquent of all manner of hidden characteristics, foibles, and 1986 words
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  20. THE STORYTELLER. THE DOG'S DAY.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 10 June 1922 p 53 Article
    Abstract: The fact of its being Monday accounted for the number of cars that passed, going in the direction of the city—a grey blur, showing across a huge mirr ... 1538 words
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  21. THE STORYTELLER. THE GHOSTLY OUTRIDERS.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 5 August 1922 p 57 Article
    Abstract: The tram was crowded. A man bordering on middle age got up from his seat at the rear end of the car. Catching eight of the medal on his coat, 2281 words
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  22. "SLIM" [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 2 December 1922 p 48 Article
    Abstract: He had come to Reedy Downs--which has nothing in the nature of a reed within miles of its white iron roofs and broad verandahs; its brown 2498 words
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  23. THE "SIX-FOOTER" [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 23 December 1922 p 43 Article
    Abstract: "it's impossible! Damnable!"As his cogitations reached this climax his feet shot out in front of him,scraping the tiles with a sound of 3504 words
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  24. Preux Chevalier By M. B. PATON
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 30 December 1922 p 43 Article
    Abstract: AND there are some really nice girls for you to play with," his hostess had 2635 words
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  25. THE STORYTELLER. THE REPATRIATION OF PEGGIE.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 23 June 1923 p 49 Article
    Abstract: If only there had been a ghost in the house! But it was all so disgustingly new—so glaringly modern. Not a nook, cranny. 3376 words
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  26. WHAT GOD DID (ALB RIGHTS RESERVED)
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 15 September 1923 p 56 Article
    Abstract: Captain of a cargo boat whose weather-beaten keel ploughed intimately, blue waters of the South Pacific, her father had been a fierce 1695 words
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  27. THE STORVTELLER. THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 20 October 1923 p 53 Article
    Abstract: It had seemed as though dinner, for which he had been late, would never end! Then, a client had rung him up. Almost simultaneously his clerk had arri ... 1243 words
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  28. White Cottage
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 22 December 1923 p 21 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: UNDER noon rays of a late February sun, the Pathway of bleached corduroy that led to the cottage gate shimmered 3772 words
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  29. Budget of Australian Christmas Stories SETTLING PAMELA'S SUN GOD
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 22 December 1923 p 44 Article
    Abstract: "Forty, if site's a day!" "You're wrong there, father," Mrs Tregellis interposed, her sense of justice overcoming both wifely awe 3860 words
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  30. PEARLS (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 14 June 1924 p 50 Article
    Abstract: They were exquisite things! Steadily she drew the string through her fingers, that were so deadly cold. Long and supple, they 1572 words
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  31. The Storyteller The Jewelled Bag ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 15 November 1924 p 47 Article
    Abstract: it was worth a king's--a small king's--ransom! As she stood holding it in her hot, trembling fingers, tears of self-pity 2572 words
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  32. At His Gates
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 20 December 1924 p 52 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Three times that morning the black Orpington rooster had flown over the hedge in his arrogant manner. Three times the gardener at the Big House 6018 words
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  33. THE STORYTELLER. "FANCY."
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 4 April 1925 p 65 Article
    Abstract: She had blue eyes, eyes set wide apart, round, and blue as a summer sky! Her mo[?]th was round, too[?] Red as a ripe cherry it was, the lips parted i ... 1574 words
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  34. The Tops of the Mulberry Trees "When thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry: trees, then thou shall bestir thyself."
    Sydney Mail (NSW : 1912 - 1938) Wednesday 10 June 1925 p 12 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THE smoking-room was almost empty Fielden pacing it with his long light stride tossed a half-smoked cigarette into the ash [?] and walked to an open ... 4155 words
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  35. The Storyteller The Poplar Trees ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 3 October 1925 p 51 Article
    Abstract: The chickens had gobbled up the last crumbs of policed, and were scuffling, for position below wings of the old brown hen, whose round eyes 4241 words
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  36. The Storyteller ALL RIGHTS RESERVED The Blood of a Bayard
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 9 January 1926 p 41 Article
    Abstract: We discussed at some length the putridity of the weather, desirability of foretelling the winner, unstable of jockeys and owners alike 3635 words
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  37. The Storyteller The Bet ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 6 March 1926 p 53 Article
    Abstract: "You're not game!" "What will you bet on it?" "If you can get your job, and stick it--even for a week--I'll give you a 2767 words
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  38. The Storyteller ALL BIGHTS RESERVED THE BELLRINGER
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 21 August 1926 p 45 Article
    Abstract: "There!" turning to hang a whip behind the open door, "and mind yer'll git another one ternight. I'll 'ave more time fer it then!" 1602 words
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  39. A Logical Conclusion
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 2 October 1926 p 44 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: HE had dawdled over his lunch until the impatience of even a waitress, liberally tipped and familiar with his habits, had 3938 words
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  40. ODD TWINS The Storyteller. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 9 October 1926 p 45 Article
    Abstract: "Brother's? Oh, not really?" or something to the same purpose was the invariable comment of those who met Nat and Dick MacDonald 2622 words
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  41. Budget of Australian Christmas Stories Christmas at Craig's (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 18 December 1926 p 50 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: "Beer to everybody!" boomed the disturbance which had arrived at the Craigs front gate, that being the only definite statement from its mass of 10190 words
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  42. Neighbors Have Their Uses The Storyteller . . . ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 25 December 1926 p 42 Article
    Abstract: Where by day I dig, transplant prune, and sow within the compass of my sunlit garden and my neighbors' view, by night (and beyond it 2819 words
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  43. THE PERFECT NUMBER.
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 18 June 1927 p 69 Article
    Abstract: The no[?]nes hung like miniature yellow lanterns, when ti[?]ted, expiring candles spread a crimson glow from within. They were prize specimens, the l ... 2131 words
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  44. BEAUTY AND THE ANTIDOTE
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 17 September 1927 p 51 Article
    Abstract: "Joan, I'm getting frightfully keen on you, you know! How much--how much of--of me can you stand for?" The girl flushed, then gave him a 2321 words
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  45. ORCHIDS AND OYSTERS
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 1 October 1927 p 38 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: STELLA'S laugh ran in cool ripples of sound through the slightly overheated room. "My dear," she deprecated, "but 2250 words
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  46. Budget of Australian Christmas Stories The Sheep with the Gold Teeth [?]
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 24 December 1927 p 48 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: [?] 12441 words
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  47. The Miracle
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 24 March 1928 p 65 Article
    Abstract: WHITEHAIRED, thin almost to fragility, with longitudinal lines that were almost furrows in his sensitive face—a face redeemed 634 words
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  48. GHOST COTTAGE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 26 May 1928 p 47 Article
    Abstract: Such was its name, and viewed as I viewed it now, such one could easily believe it to be. Poised on a bend of the creek 1926 words
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  49. A Matter of Labels
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 6 October 1928 p 38 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: "BUT you believe in Platonism?" "As I do in Christian Science. Spiritualism, the Divine Right of Kings! They 3683 words
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  50. COMPLIMENTS IN SEASON ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 22 December 1928 p 46 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: Over and over again she had read the letter, until she knew its every word, every capital and punctuation! Brief, and for a lawyer's letter remarkabl ... 5744 words
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  51. Credentials All Rights Reserved
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 27 December 1930 p 40 Article
    Abstract: OLD John-- a handsome, vigorous man in his fifties, whom the district called "old" to distinguish him from his son, aged 2306 words
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  52. Two Christmas Trees
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 14 December 1929 p 65 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: PATRICIA why don't von marry?" "Consideration for my wedded friends, dear. What would they 2175 words
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  53. Short Story The Girl in the Car
    Sydney Mail (NSW : 1912 - 1938) Wednesday 26 November 1930 p 14 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: WITH many people opinion is merely prejudice, more or less pronounced. And prejudice, whether in favour of the subject or against it, is in accordanc ... 4469 words
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  54. The Death of Tomba A SHORT STORY ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 7 September 1929 p 52 Article
    Abstract: IT was as I returned, puffed up with pride from the capture of my first Dugong, that I stumbled across the body. 2235 words
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  55. OUR SHORT STORY ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 'TWIXT CUP AND LIP
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 7 December 1929 p 56 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: HETTY'S wedding eve had been spent in her father's study, the open windows inviting Spring air, while a log fire 2017 words
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  56. AS THEY PASS
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Saturday 15 March 1924 p 13 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: IT was Saturday afternoon. In my attic balcony, at ease upon a cane lounge. I watched and listened--mostly, listened--to the wave 747 words
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  57. Meanings and Mysteries Complete Short Story
    The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Saturday 13 December 1930 p 60 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THIRTY-FIVE years ago our world was a romantic place to live in. Life had dignity, leisure, a pleasant zest, and the 2744 words
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  58. SCAPEGOAT OUR SHORT STORY All Rights Reserved
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 26 July 1930 p 44 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: NOMINALLY, young Kelvin was the manager's understudy. In reality he did all work in connection with the books, 2202 words
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  59. GROWING PAINS
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 4 October 1930 p 55 Article
    Abstract: BEFORE Doctor Nathaniel Greenfell achieved his degree. he had entered his thirty-third year. Completing three years practice, ho fell into ill-health ... 2525 words
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  60. Our Short Story (All Rights Reserved) A BIRD OF HEAVEN
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 6 December 1930 p 44 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: WHEN Clem Barleythorn's mother died the State took charge of his baby sister. Clem was left with his father, who 2436 words
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