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rachel [An Early Adventure in Bouddi]
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 The Club Album, came under discussion and it was decided that, instead of further enlarging the present one, the Photographic Committee be instructed to start Vol. 2 --- Or should it be Vol.3? The original Club Album went right into the discard, didn't it? The Club Album, came under discussion and it was decided that, instead of further enlarging the present one, the Photographic Committee be instructed to start Vol. 2 --- Or should it be Vol.3? The original Club Album went right into the discard, didn't it?
  
-Dunc was given yet another job. She was appointed a Sub-committee to keep in touch with members on service and see that letters are sent forward to them regularly from their fellow-members. When you see pencil and paper circulating round the club room in future, you won't automatically tell yourself, "Ah, we are writing, to the Rootses again";​ instead, you wi11 (we hope) dash over and say. "Who is this one to? May I add a bit next?"+Dunc was given yet another job. She was appointed a Sub-committee to keep in touch with members on service and see that letters are sent forward to them regularly from their fellow-members. When you see pencil and paper circulating round the club room in future, you won't automatically tell yourself, "Ah, we are writing, to the Rootses again";​ instead, you will (we hope) dash over and say. "Who is this one to? May I add a bit next?"
  
  
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 Len who was always a beggar for little surprises, produced a pea rifle from his over-sized pack, and, pinning some home-made bulls-eye targets on adjacent trees proceeded to demonstrate his skill as a marksman. The girls, too, were interested, and, when they had tried shutting the proper eye, gave every promise of becoming good shots after a lot of practice! Len who was always a beggar for little surprises, produced a pea rifle from his over-sized pack, and, pinning some home-made bulls-eye targets on adjacent trees proceeded to demonstrate his skill as a marksman. The girls, too, were interested, and, when they had tried shutting the proper eye, gave every promise of becoming good shots after a lot of practice!
  
-We fired at everythingt ​except the Bird of Time, who, as usual in these circumstances,​ power-dived with incredible speed. Holy Smoke: four o'​clock and just half the distance covered: I thought it best to gain the top of the gully again, and, then go straight for Cowan, instead of the original and longer way. When we had climbed out of the gully, we saw, in the distance, Cowan wreathed in Smoke from a steam engine, which, in the afternoon light, gave our destination the ethereal appearance of a masterpiece. In between us and our objective, however, was a big, wild valley whose rocks and boulders looked all the more formidable in the lengthening shadows of late afternoon.+We fired at everything ​except the Bird of Time, who, as usual in these circumstances,​ power-dived with incredible speed. Holy Smoke: four o'​clock and just half the distance covered: I thought it best to gain the top of the gully again, and, then go straight for Cowan, instead of the original and longer way. When we had climbed out of the gully, we saw, in the distance, Cowan wreathed in Smoke from a steam engine, which, in the afternoon light, gave our destination the ethereal appearance of a masterpiece. In between us and our objective, however, was a big, wild valley whose rocks and boulders looked all the more formidable in the lengthening shadows of late afternoon.
  
 Retreat was the only alternative;​ so, with feelings akin to Napoleon at Moscow, we retraced our steps, and, after about a mile, came upon the telephone line again. ​ Retreat was the only alternative;​ so, with feelings akin to Napoleon at Moscow, we retraced our steps, and, after about a mile, came upon the telephone line again. ​
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 ===== New Members ===== ===== New Members =====
-Extracted without permission, but with acknowledgments,​ from an article by "​Talker"​ in "Into the Blue",​the C.M.W'​s Magazine.+Extracted without permission, but with acknowledgments,​ from an article by "​Talker"​ in "Into the Blue", the C.M.W'​s Magazine.
  
-.... So it will always be. The memories of those early trips when we went hungry or thisty, when the morning frost found the openings in our blankets and robbed us of much needed sleep, or when the rain came through, or under the badly pitched tent, will always be with us as we come back for more. +.... So it will always be. The memories of those early trips when we went hungry or thirsty, when the morning frost found the openings in our blankets and robbed us of much needed sleep, or when the rain came through, or under the badly pitched tent, will always be with us as we come back for more. 
  
 .... And so it is, today, that when new members arrive, it is not the member'​s friend that I look for, but rather the lone walker that comes in under his own steam, resolved that he will learn more of the game that so far has only given him hunger, thirst and fatigue. ​ .... And so it is, today, that when new members arrive, it is not the member'​s friend that I look for, but rather the lone walker that comes in under his own steam, resolved that he will learn more of the game that so far has only given him hunger, thirst and fatigue. ​
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 ===== Sports Carnival 1940 ===== ===== Sports Carnival 1940 =====
  
-Thanks to the good offices of Geoff Parker, the Sports Carnival was held again this year at "​Sunnyside",​ North Richmond, and, to our delight, the property lived up to its name in spite of the drought. About fortythree ​members attended on Saturday and assisted with the necessary preparations,​ and a further dozen or so arrived on Sunday.+Thanks to the good offices of Geoff Parker, the Sports Carnival was held again this year at "​Sunnyside",​ North Richmond, and, to our delight, the property lived up to its name in spite of the drought. About forty-three ​members attended on Saturday and assisted with the necessary preparations,​ and a further dozen or so arrived on Sunday.
  
 On Saturday night we gathered around a typical Bill Henley campfire and, after a bright and cheery evening, christened the new "​well'​. (You will remember the starting fate of the old one at the Re-Union this year). On Saturday night we gathered around a typical Bill Henley campfire and, after a bright and cheery evening, christened the new "​well'​. (You will remember the starting fate of the old one at the Re-Union this year).
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