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Title: The boy travellers in Australasia : adventures of two youths in a journey to the Sandwich, Marquesas, Society, Samoan and Feejee islands, and through the colonies of New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia
Publisher: New York : Harper & Brothers
Contributing Library: School of Theology, Boston University
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APTER XYI. RIDING THROtlGH THE BUSH.—AUSTRALIAN HOSPITALITY.—ARRIVAL AT THE STA-TION.—THE BUILDINGS AND THEIR SURROUNDINGS.— A SNAKE IX FREDSBED.—SNAKES IN AUSTRALIA.—UNDERWOODS REMEDY FOR SNAKE-BITES, ANDWHAT CAME OF IT.—CENTIPEDES AND SCORPIONS.—A VENOMOUS SPIDER.—NOC-TURNAL NOISES AT A CATTLE-STATION.—HORSES AND THEIR TRAITS.—BUCK-JUMPING AND ROUGH-RIDING.—HOW A NEW CHUM CATCHES A HORSE.—ENDURANCE OF HORSES.—AMONG THE HERDS OF CATTLE.—RIDE TO A CATTLE-CAMP.—DAILY LIFE OF THE STOCKMEN.— CASTE IN AUSTRALIA.—SQUATTERSAND FREE SELECTORS.—HORRIBLE ACCIDENTS IN THE BUSH. —A MAN EATENALIVE BY ANTS.—BURNED TO DEATH UNDER A FALLEN TREE.—CHASING ANEMU.—ROUSING A FLOCK OF AVILD TURKEYS. ON their arrival at Roma, Doctor Bronson and his young compan-ions spent the night, or what remained of it, in a hotel that wasanything but comfortable by comparison with the spacious caravan-series of the city, but fully as good, as they had expected to find in an
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360 THE BOY TRAVELLERS IN AUSTRALASIA. interior town. After an early breakfast they were taken in a light butstrong wagon, drawn by two powerful horses, to the station of theirhost. The road lay through an undulating country in which there was anagreeable diversity of open areas interspersed with gum forest andoccasional scrub. The road was good for a track in the bush, but was
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