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  2. MACASSAR.

    About midday on the Sunday we had passed Thursday Island and said farewell to Australia, and now, at dawn on the Wednesday following, we were entering the harbour of ...

    Article : 1,647 words
  3. LONDON'S MOST FAMOUS CRIMINAL COURT.

    The "new" Old Bailey, erected a quarter of a century ago. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 16 words
  4. CEPHALOPODS.

    Instinctively the reef-r[?]ver's eyes fix in suspicion of some animate presence half a yard deep, dark as the marine growth sheeting the rock. Sure enough, something ...

    Article : 1,432 words
  5. SIR EDGEWORTH DAVID

    About 12 months after his return from Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic, Sir Edgeworth David visited Western Australia. and was accorded a civic reception at the ...

    Article : 614 words
  6. EARLY MELBOURNE.

    "Melbourne, in the Forties, Fifties, and Sixties," from a contemporary journal kept by Georgina Huntly Gordon McCrae, is a book that will be published shortly by Messrs. ...

    Article : 1,510 words
  7. THE OLD BAILEY.

    One hundred years have passed since Parliament passed the Act which made the old Sessions House beside Newgate Prison the Central Criminal Court—the Old Bailey, most ...

    Article : 1,048 words
  8. MOUNT VICTORIA.

    Few places on the Mounta[?]ns are so redolent of history as Mount Victoria, whose original name was "One Tree Hill." It is one of the earliest settled districts of the western ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 588 words
  9. QUEEN AND PRINCE.

    In the Introduction to his "Victoria, the Widow, and Her Son," Mr. Hector Bolithe tells of the descendant of the Queen who remarked of certain new biographies[?] "All these books ...

    Article : 928 words
  10. FOR THE CHILDREN.

    The sun shone warm and bright on a small beach, Where tiny wavelets curl'd upon the sand; A flock of young gulls there in venture came ...

    Article : 171 words
  11. THE BIRTHDAY.

    Shirley Ann was at the adorable and mysterious age of six. Not six and a bit, but exactly six and—well, perhaps a few hours. Sitting beneath the gnarled, friendly gum, ...

    Article : 430 words
  12. FIRELIGHT PANTOMIME.

    It's always fun to gather round The hearth in winter time; And by the fire's changing light To watch its pantomime! ...

    Article : 135 words
  13. FUNAFUTI.

    The article "Friendship's Wreath" in the "Sydney Morning Herald" recalled to my mind thp days I spent at Funafuti, in August, 1898, with Sir Edgewotth David's expedition. ...

    Article : 626 words
  14. A CRAB EATING.

    An article appearing recently entitled "A Spider Drinking," recalls to my mind a some what similar incident which it fell to my lot to witness some time ago. ...

    Article : 195 words
  15. LILY THE LOCUST.

    Lily the locust was gay and carefree, She chirped and she sang in the old gum tree; The sky was so blue, and so bright was the ...

    Article : 109 words
  16. MACASSAR'S LEISURELY TRAFFIC.

    Carts drawn by Zebu bullocks. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 9 words
  17. PURPLE VIOLETS.

    Imperial Roman Caesar never wore More lovely robe of royal, purple hue, Than glows to-day amidst the fragrant store Of violets, sparkling neath the pearly dewl ...

    Article : 140 words
  18. TO THE INDIFFERENT.

    Not by still lake, not by the harried shore, Neither in steady moon nor wavering sun Does there sleep one unwritten metaphor ...

    Article : 125 words
  19. "TOO OLD."

    Think of the men not wanted, Of the army of men "Too old," You see them go by in their hundreds, Strolling through heat or through cold, ...

    Article : 112 words
  20. LIFE.

    Give me the fire of Being's burning breath Life, swooping with scarlet wings To the pale face of death, Beating back coldness on the livid lip; ...

    Article : 76 words
  21. ENDING.

    He knew no theories of life and death. No doubting vexed his grave, untroubled soul. "Life is the wine," he said, "and I the cup, ...

    Article : 33 words
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