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 I missed that train by five minutes, and had to wait 55 minutes for the next. When it pulled in I grabbed a window seat and wondered what would eventually sit next to me. I missed that train by five minutes, and had to wait 55 minutes for the next. When it pulled in I grabbed a window seat and wondered what would eventually sit next to me.
  
-"It was a girl in slacks. Nothing to remark about these days, but conservative people like me used to label them as '​doubtful'​ then. No, it wasn't your great grand-aunt. Please don'​t ​iterrupt,child.+"It was a girl in slacks. Nothing to remark about these days, but conservative people like me used to label them as '​doubtful'​ then. No, it wasn't your great grand-aunt. Please don'​t ​interrupt, child.
  
 So I whiled away the three hours to Blackheath chatting with her and eating her carbohydrates. Barley Sugar they called it. At Blackheath I de-trained and hastily entered the nearest room, which contained a beautiful fire. There I put on all the spare clothing I could, for it was cold. It had snowed the night before. So I whiled away the three hours to Blackheath chatting with her and eating her carbohydrates. Barley Sugar they called it. At Blackheath I de-trained and hastily entered the nearest room, which contained a beautiful fire. There I put on all the spare clothing I could, for it was cold. It had snowed the night before.
  
-"The station master directed me to the nearest estate agents, where I had a look at his maps. It was six o'​clock,​ pitch dark, -50°F. in the sun and my destination Blue Gum Forest. '​Govett'​s' ​lept to my mind. But first I thought I'd see all the taxi drivers because the agent said he remembered seeing a "mob of hikers"​ catching one.+"The station master directed me to the nearest estate agents, where I had a look at his maps. It was six o'​clock,​ pitch dark, -50°F. in the sun and my destination Blue Gum Forest. '​Govett'​s' ​leapt to my mind. But first I thought I'd see all the taxi drivers because the agent said he remembered seeing a "mob of hikers"​ catching one.
  
 "The first place I went to owned a large luxurious Chrysler which didn't sound like the Bush walkers to me. While I waited for the driver to return from a journey a massive female shrilled at me from the cold outer world - "The first place I went to owned a large luxurious Chrysler which didn't sound like the Bush walkers to me. While I waited for the driver to return from a journey a massive female shrilled at me from the cold outer world -
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 "Sleep wasn't at all pleasant. I tried a day previously to hire a sleeping bag. The result was a foregone conclusion, I found two blankets to substitute whatsoever."​ "Sleep wasn't at all pleasant. I tried a day previously to hire a sleeping bag. The result was a foregone conclusion, I found two blankets to substitute whatsoever."​
  
-As the morn awoke so did some other cold footed-walker. ​Caculatingly, I lay abed until the strategic moment when the fire was at its peak and the cold footed one had departed to collect fuel. I then debedded.+As the morn awoke so did some other cold footed-walker. ​Calculatingly, I lay abed until the strategic moment when the fire was at its peak and the cold footed one had departed to collect fuel. I then debedded.
  
 Later the sun made its appearance for about ten minutes. We saw it again 8 hours later. This brought to light two more males from our party. Another tent surrounded three ladies who were forcibly ejected so that the tent might be rolled up when it started spitting, later. Later the sun made its appearance for about ten minutes. We saw it again 8 hours later. This brought to light two more males from our party. Another tent surrounded three ladies who were forcibly ejected so that the tent might be rolled up when it started spitting, later.
  
-Breakfast over, seven af us, plus seven others from three other parties set out in a slight drizzle with lunch time objective something that bounds like Beacham'​s Falls. I was rather glad to get there. The track, easy at first, found it had no alternative but to take umpteen twists, turns and ups and downs - mostly with steps, which I abhor. En route we temporarily mislaid the track once or twice and startled quite a few lyrebirds. ​+Breakfast over, seven of us, plus seven others from three other parties set out in a slight drizzle with lunch time objective something that bounds like Beacham'​s Falls. I was rather glad to get there. The track, easy at first, found it had no alternative but to take umpteen twists, turns and ups and downs - mostly with steps, which I abhor. En route we temporarily mislaid the track once or twice and startled quite a few lyrebirds. ​
  
 Lunch at the falls was a cold affair. The place was damp and so was the weather. However a cup of brew - tea, my children - warmed the troops. Lunch at the falls was a cold affair. The place was damp and so was the weather. However a cup of brew - tea, my children - warmed the troops.
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 "By process of elimination we found the Devonshire Tea place and proceeded to sample its wares. Out of kindness to the readers, children, I'll not describe it. Two latecomers made their appearance and with a minute to spare appeared on the platform with a scone and cream or rather cream and scone in each hand and bulging mouth. "By process of elimination we found the Devonshire Tea place and proceeded to sample its wares. Out of kindness to the readers, children, I'll not describe it. Two latecomers made their appearance and with a minute to spare appeared on the platform with a scone and cream or rather cream and scone in each hand and bulging mouth.
  
-There is one thing, my children, that still is and will ever remain a mystery to me. You remember I told you that on first arriving at Blackheath I entered a room wherein a fire was burning? Well when waiting for the train to take us back home I sought the warm comfort of this same room, I had to be forcibly restrained from entering. Some one then diredted ​my attention to the notice above the door. It said, quite simply:+There is one thing, my children, that still is and will ever remain a mystery to me. You remember I told you that on first arriving at Blackheath I entered a room wherein a fire was burning? Well when waiting for the train to take us back home I sought the warm comfort of this same room, I had to be forcibly restrained from entering. Some one then directed ​my attention to the notice above the door. It said, quite simply:
  
 "​Ladies Waiting Room". "​Ladies Waiting Room".
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 =====Say It In Chinese.===== =====Say It In Chinese.=====
  
-Before Fraser Ratcliffe left on his gold hunting expedition twelve Bushwalkers and others ​foregathared ​one night at the Tai-ping Chinese Restaurant to say au-revoir. (With FOOD naturally).+Before Fraser Ratcliffe left on his gold hunting expedition twelve Bushwalkers and others ​foregathered ​one night at the Tai-ping Chinese Restaurant to say au-revoir. (With FOOD naturally).
  
-Staggering under the weight of various "​extras"​ liquid and solid, we arrived and were ushered into our private Blue Room with mysterious Chinese symbols over the door, which the smiling waiter said meant "The room ofthe floating clouds."​+Staggering under the weight of various "​extras"​ liquid and solid, we arrived and were ushered into our private Blue Room with mysterious Chinese symbols over the door, which the smiling waiter said meant "The room of the floating clouds."​
  
 Phyllis Ratcliffe had brought flowers and a large white iced Xmas cake with Chinese letters etched on it in chocolate. She said she didn't know what they meant - they were copied from a Japanese card and might mean anything, but they looked artistic!! Phyllis Ratcliffe had brought flowers and a large white iced Xmas cake with Chinese letters etched on it in chocolate. She said she didn't know what they meant - they were copied from a Japanese card and might mean anything, but they looked artistic!!
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 When you get out the plans and a specification of your new home, remember that you are contributing to the spoliation of the forests. But even if you patriotically decided to give up your new home idea and go on living with the in-laws, it would not help greatly, because there are still those sleepers. You must also give up train-travelling to your favourite bush-walking haunts and persuade your friends to do the same. When you get out the plans and a specification of your new home, remember that you are contributing to the spoliation of the forests. But even if you patriotically decided to give up your new home idea and go on living with the in-laws, it would not help greatly, because there are still those sleepers. You must also give up train-travelling to your favourite bush-walking haunts and persuade your friends to do the same.
  
-Obviously these remedies ​aro fantastic. But what other remedy is there?+Obviously these remedies ​are fantastic. But what other remedy is there?
  
 The only sound solution is the long-range-one. More young men and women must aspire to graduate in the science of forestry, and more money must be made available to pay their salaries afterwards and buy up suitable land, so that the forests now being depleted may be brought under forestry management and fire-control as soon as these young people can write B.Sc.Dip.For. after their names. In the meantime the situation might be eased if young men (not women) who are not graduates decided to take up forestry. They could be got on to the job of re-forestation right away. The only sound solution is the long-range-one. More young men and women must aspire to graduate in the science of forestry, and more money must be made available to pay their salaries afterwards and buy up suitable land, so that the forests now being depleted may be brought under forestry management and fire-control as soon as these young people can write B.Sc.Dip.For. after their names. In the meantime the situation might be eased if young men (not women) who are not graduates decided to take up forestry. They could be got on to the job of re-forestation right away.
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 I have little to say of the train trip. It was blissfully uneventful. The men of the party, or anyway, the ones that counted, did their duty by the Refreshment Room at Penrith, two of the ladies doing likewise. On the other side of the partition, naturally. I have little to say of the train trip. It was blissfully uneventful. The men of the party, or anyway, the ones that counted, did their duty by the Refreshment Room at Penrith, two of the ladies doing likewise. On the other side of the partition, naturally.
  
-At Katoomba we found ourselves, thirteen strong I think (Haziness was not the result of Penrith Plank) headedfor Diamond Falls. Narrow Neck Peninsula, bent. The local populace seemed to think hallbent. We set off at a goodly pace, and arrived at the beginnings of said Peninsula just at Sundown.+At Katoomba we found ourselves, thirteen strong I think (Haziness was not the result of Penrith Plank) headed for Diamond Falls. Narrow Neck Peninsula, bent. The local populace seemed to think hell bent. We set off at a goodly pace, and arrived at the beginnings of said Peninsula just at Sundown.
  
 Most people prefer a sunset of different hues, with delicately tinted clouds and all the trimmings. But that evening'​s sunset, the sunless western horizon a blue black silhouette of rounded mountains against a cloudless golden background arching above us and beyond us into the deep blue behind seemed far more beautiful to me than any of your pretty pretty ones. Most people prefer a sunset of different hues, with delicately tinted clouds and all the trimmings. But that evening'​s sunset, the sunless western horizon a blue black silhouette of rounded mountains against a cloudless golden background arching above us and beyond us into the deep blue behind seemed far more beautiful to me than any of your pretty pretty ones.
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 First leg of the trip was Coral Swamp. Where the creek leaves the neck, so did we. First leg of the trip was Coral Swamp. Where the creek leaves the neck, so did we.
  
-Well; we did at the second try. We were informed that we were treading the "Red Ledge Track" once used by miners who hacked the coal from the cliff side, and just to substantiate this claim, lo and behold we soon saw evidence of a well used track, much loose coal, and quitlj'​a lot Of corrugated iron. I left my lump of coal behind, too. Alas.+Well; we did at the second try. We were informed that we were treading the "Red Ledge Track" once used by miners who hacked the coal from the cliff side, and just to substantiate this claim, lo and behold we soon saw evidence of a well used track, much loose coal, and quite a lot of corrugated iron. I left my lump of coal behind, too. Alas.
  
 At this point we were on a ridge. An hour later we were still on it. We did at last reach Mitchell'​s Creek. No sooner did we than we were on another ridge, going up. At last we came back to the cliff face, proceeded to skirt same, scramble about same, and soon, O Joy, we lunched. At this point we were on a ridge. An hour later we were still on it. We did at last reach Mitchell'​s Creek. No sooner did we than we were on another ridge, going up. At last we came back to the cliff face, proceeded to skirt same, scramble about same, and soon, O Joy, we lunched.
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 For two hours the walk went on perfectly - on our backs. The sun was slowly descending and forced us to regain an upright position unfortunately. Being on a creek we followed same and by devious means - nails in trees etc., we gained the top of the Peninsula. For two hours the walk went on perfectly - on our backs. The sun was slowly descending and forced us to regain an upright position unfortunately. Being on a creek we followed same and by devious means - nails in trees etc., we gained the top of the Peninsula.
  
-Then back to base for our packs, Katoomba welcomed (?) us at sunset, so wo bid farewell to the beautiful Blue Mountains. Brrrrr! You Beaut!+Then back to base for our packs, Katoomba welcomed (?) us at sunset, so we bid farewell to the beautiful Blue Mountains. Brrrrr! You Beaut!
  
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 Warmed up by hot coffee and toast we headed for Devil'​s Hole, amid the same conditions and with the light fast fading. Our idea of Galong Creek gradually receded from our minds, but we were in high spirits (oddly enough) and determined to enjoy the fun, come what may. Warmed up by hot coffee and toast we headed for Devil'​s Hole, amid the same conditions and with the light fast fading. Our idea of Galong Creek gradually receded from our minds, but we were in high spirits (oddly enough) and determined to enjoy the fun, come what may.
  
-The turn-off negotiated, we contemplated a camp site. Nothing but soggy wet ground, small pools of water linked with thin streamlets and all vegettion ​both dead and alive simply dripping with water - not very inviting at dusk or any hour. Our search was finally rewarded by a nice, just tent-sized, patch of green springy plant life which grows close to the ground, and on this limited area we erected our shelter - to wit one Willesden.+The turn-off negotiated, we contemplated a camp site. Nothing but soggy wet ground, small pools of water linked with thin streamlets and all vegetation ​both dead and alive simply dripping with water - not very inviting at dusk or any hour. Our search was finally rewarded by a nice, just tent-sized, patch of green springy plant life which grows close to the ground, and on this limited area we erected our shelter - to wit one Willesden.
  
 Still shielded by ground sheets from the wet trees etc., the rain having temporarily ceased, we hunted for fuel. This required an almost individual selection of tinder from the sodden mass. Under a dome of groundsheets and us, a small fire was coaxed to sufficient proportions in three quarters of an hour to justify our boiling the billy. Quite a good hot dinner followed, thanks to said fire which behaved wonderfully,​ and so to bed as the rain came on again. Still shielded by ground sheets from the wet trees etc., the rain having temporarily ceased, we hunted for fuel. This required an almost individual selection of tinder from the sodden mass. Under a dome of groundsheets and us, a small fire was coaxed to sufficient proportions in three quarters of an hour to justify our boiling the billy. Quite a good hot dinner followed, thanks to said fire which behaved wonderfully,​ and so to bed as the rain came on again.
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-Weren'​t __Wombat'​s__ ​articlues ​enough to ruin any man's hopes of finding gold? Oh, no! __John Battye__ is hot on the scent. John has gone west, to join __Fraser Ratcliff__ in the search for the treasured metal. Gold mines soon to be on sale to bushwalkers at bargain prices.+Weren'​t __Wombat'​s__ ​articles ​enough to ruin any man's hopes of finding gold? Oh, no! __John Battye__ is hot on the scent. John has gone west, to join __Fraser Ratcliff__ in the search for the treasured metal. Gold mines soon to be on sale to bushwalkers at bargain prices.
  
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 +=====Pun-ititve Interlude.=====
 +
 +(By Ug-Ug)
  
-PUN-ITIVE INTERLUDE 
-(By Ug 
 (Strictly blurb) (Strictly blurb)
-A Hunter awoke ip, the Wood ono morn, and soliloquised on the day ahead; "​Methinkt it might Rayner bit", he said, "if not today, 'then to-Maurie at least: fgr the Evans are Shirley and black"​. _ As the sun a-Rose in the Pallin sky, the Dennis-ons of the bush were heard, he saw a Lambkin in a field, gambolling by a river'​s Marj-in. On a -Russel-ing bough he heard a bird: a Mavis trilling its morning song. 
-He gazed up the road by which he lay - se-Rene and Browne it wound along in the tun - and gave a gulp at what he saw: "Holy saecharinl Santa Christal Surely my eyes have not gone wrongs They Norma-ly function well." Just what he was seeing was quite obscure so he Stuokey'​s head from his blankets out: just a woining big ruesae lurching along, and to carry the thing there appeared to be neither'​Eal% torso, jusi. zhapely - 
-legs as it puffed up the hill like a Garrad locomotive. 
-- 
-Then a flurry of dust down the winding rOad, and a roar like a Leon disturbed his muse.,Was it a Laurie? Mb, a huge Rolls-Royce,​ a-Rayed-in colours simply choice. The essence of speed, it was Bolton. albng, and at the wheel was a really =oath Sundy-Likin'​ type of bloke : in the Blumer youth, but Wilkins somewhat with '​attacks of the Ricoetts - to be quite Frank, his Jeanes and chromosomes were hay-wire ​ 
-("01, 
-/ 
- 
-k..) ,?1 
-. SW-Irving to left, the limousine pulled Up by afdresaid rucsac, and as this turned about, the Hunter saw it all: -1twas. a woman beneath it, and Oh! what a poach. A woman, inde,d, and half blotted out by the Paddy-made pack: Younger by far than the driving tvff:, with the sweetest smile, and hair Bob!d short. 
-But the Hunter disliked the set-up i and mentally voiced his doubt: 
-"​Wyborn on her back, and not on her head,'​like'​a comely young Indian wench with 
-a pitcher, whose Steady and Gentle tread allows:ber. 'carry the Maximum weight, in the land where he-men are ,​Strom."​.. 
-Then quoth the driver loloke to' 'the girl:"​Where are you bound for, my pretty maid? Can I help you?" 
-."Over the Hilma lad", she'​replied-With a mental wink, for ho knew 
-he lied about helping her (this system is hackneyed, these days, and sho was wake-uio). 
-The Hunter turned to cook his food, and as he started to Stuart, the car gained speed with the luscious lass inside, When the meal was over, be Doug a pit, and lorry-ed his tins in a manner fit for a young Boy ilodut (that unfortunate breed who are blamed for anything not quite good), Then: "Hey: What's this?" he acclaimed as he looked up the road again, "the aforesaid damsel G.emits-baeR:​e Wi th Paddy-made ruisac Leyden still? She sure does look 
-het i.up." As she came abreast he enquired, "​Anything Ron,. miss?" 
-That started "That bloke'​-i'​S.:​an'​absolute-wolft"​ she cried. "Some girls may like his system a lot, but ii gives me a Payne, great Scott!"​ (and her cheeks flushed dark to a Ruby. red).. "​.7..e6-,​. I thought to myself at we 
-. _started off: I'll BilftylA'​intent an Philandering. But I'll Peggy!.s ears - back." 
-Well, surely enough he started up: "You look very cute", was his first bold Sally. This didn't work," so he stopped the car and turned on his No.]. System - the Cave-man tactics. ("Go to it, my ladl Be master-ful",​ kind 
-of thing - apologies to the Play Nigh.*. His wooing sure was ardent, to tl,c back of the seat he fiercely Pinder, "My darling (with passion), my heart is a cinder, etc. etc. A kiss for my kindness?. Just one, now, at least?'​ She struggled at first, but then got cunning, and lay relaxed in his arms for a bit. 
-"I Cotter!"​ cried he, "By Colley, how Jolly:"​ (Sotto voce, of course). 
-Then a glaP1' and she'd it him, and blood rushed warm to the very Roots of his hair. She wal-lowed in his discomfiture and chortled: "​It'​d be just the same if you Dryden tried again."​ 
-The unhapry chappie blushed, and lnqlkedSavage with anger, preparing 
-for words that would give her a jar. The aged ultimatum, his one last resart: ".4. kiss, now! (with menace)or Elsa you'll walk." 
-Here-the- Hunterbrokein'​upon-the yarn - she Luke'd very-Hardie,​ and not the least Harris-ed _(of Spartan constituents she was a-Lloyd): "My Gordon I-think it a Haynes sinl.'​.The police should hear of this Felshos"​ 
-"Yes, but don4t you 'get it?" chuckled the maid: "as a laver. IsaAas him, but that's not Hall, fOr at any old time I'd ba ploetoed to cail'​hiv Ig-Nablz 10,3J;f. se-- and he 
-told me to walk. 
-ov r./c-riet vvdg  
- 
-12 
-, 
-BACKYARD, BUSHWALKING ​ 
- "​ 7:7 ": .. _ 
-Mild days aro producing- further promise of Spring. A gompholobium (golden pear bush) plantiA 3 years ago is at last going to flower. It has grown to a not very d(,nse bush about. 3 feet high but it is smothered in the almost black buds which' will soon I hopel,burst into glorious flower. - The red spider flower is blooming well. A,Christmas bell planted months ago has sent up a tiny grasslike shoot which ono day will (we hope) 
-produce flowers. The lemon scented gum is smothered in,a creamy foam of fragrant bloom and the bees are wellpleased. They should produce some nice flavoured boney1 
-k x.x x xx x x x k 
  
-7 Paddy Is loleasbd-to repott that'-at long. last he. hasfull stocks of 1" military maps for N.S.W. ​and can obtain similar +A Hunter awoke in the Wood one morn, and soliloquised on the day ahead; "​Methinks it might Rayner bit", he said, "if not today, then to-Maurie ​at least: ​for the Evans are Shirley ​and black"As the sun a-Rose in the Pallin skythe Dennis-ons of the bush were heardhe saw a Lambkin in a field, gambolling by a river's Marj-inOn a Russel-ing bough he heard a bird: a Mavis trilling its morning song.
-shoots for other StatesThe four mile to the inch sheets +
-:​tropfn.S.omb tiMe 'and havea looksee.'​ +
-mp ear,for Walkers +
-327' Giorg'​eStre'ot. +
-SYDNgY.''​ +
--.-+
  
-,+He gazed up the road by which he lay - se-Rene and Browne it wound along in the sun - and gave a gulp at what he saw: "Holy saccharin! Santa Christa! Surely my eyes have not gone wrong! They Norma-ly function well." Just what he was seeing was quite obscure so he Stuckey'​s head from his blankets out: just a wopping big rucsac lurching alongand to carry the thing there appeared to be neither Edna torso, just shapely legs as it puffed up the hill like a Garrad locomotive.
  
-'Phone B310i+Then a flurry of dust down the winding road, and a roar like a Leon disturbed his muse. Was it a Laurie? No, a huge Rolls-Royce,​ a-Rayed-in colours simply choice. The essence of speed, it was Bolton along, and at the wheel was a really smooth Sundy-hikin' ​type of bloke: in the Blumer youth, but Wilkins somewhat with attacks of the Ricketts - to be quite Frank, his Jeanes and chromosomes were hay-wire
-PA.D.5V.P.A.ILIN 9 + 
- +Sw-Irving to left, the limousine pulled up by aforesaid rucsac, and as this turned about, the Hunter saw it all: 'twas a woman beneath it, and Oh! what a peachA woman, indeed, and half blotted out by the Paddy-made pack; Younger by far than the driving toff, with the sweetest smile, and hair Bob'd short. 
 + 
 +But the Hunter disliked the set-up, and mentally voiced his doubt: "​Wyborn on her back, and not on her head, like a comely young Indian wench with a pitcher, whose Steady and Gentle tread allows her to carry the Max-imum weight, in the land where he-men are Strom.
 + 
 +Then quoth the driver bloke to the girl: "Where are you bound for, my pretty maid? Can I help you?"​ 
 + 
 +"Over the Hilma lad", she replied with a mental wink, for she knew he lied about helping her (this system is hackneyed, these days, and she was wake-up). 
 + 
 +The Hunter turned to cook his food, and as he started to Stuart, the car gained speed with the luscious lass inside. When the meal was over, be Doug a pit, and Barry-ed his tins in a manner fit for a young Boy Scout (that unfortunate breed who are blamed for anything not quite good). Then: "Hey! What's this?" he acclaimed as he looked up the road again, "the aforesaid damsel coming back? With Paddy-made rucsac Leyden still? She sure does look het-up."​ As she came abreast he enquired, "​Anything Ron, miss?"​ 
 + 
 +That started it! "That bloke is an absolute wolf!" she cried. "Some girls may like his system a lot, but it gives me a Payne, great Scott!"​ (and her cheeks flushed dark to a Ruby red). "Yes, I thought to myself as we started off: I'll Betty'​s intent on Phil-andering. But I'll Peggy'​s ears back."​ 
 + 
 +Well, surely enough he started up: "You look very cute", was his first bold Sally. This didn't work, so he stopped the car and turned on his No. 1 System - the Cave-man tactics. ("Go to it, my lad! Be master-ful",​ kind of thing - apologies to the Play Night). His wooing sure was ardent; to the back of the seat he fiercely Pinder, "My darling (with passion), my heart is a cinder, etc. etc. A kiss for my kindness?. Just one, now, at least?"​ She struggled at first, but then got cunning, and lay relaxed in his arms for a bit
 + 
 +"I Cotter!"​ cried he, "By Colley, how Jolly!"​ (Sotto voce, of course). 
 + 
 +Then a slap! and she'd hit him, and blood rushed warm to the very Roots of his hair. She wal-lowed in his discomfiture and chortled: "​It'​d be just the same if you Dryden tried again."​ 
 + 
 +The unhappy chappie blushed, and looked Savage with anger, preparing for words that would give her a jar. The aged ultimatum, his one last resort: "A kiss, now! (with menace) or Elsa you'll walk."​ 
 + 
 +Here-the Hunter broke in upon the yarn - she Luke'd very Hardie, and not the least Harris-ed (of Spartan constituents she was a-Lloyd): "My Gordon I think it a Haynes sin! The police should hear of this Felsho."​ 
 + 
 +"Yes, but don't you get it?" chuckled the maid: "as a lover Isaacs him, but that's not Hall, for at any old time I'd be pleased to call his Ig-Noble bluff. I'm a bushwalker, see - and he told me to walk. 
 + 
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 + 
 +=====Backyard Bushwalking.===== 
 + 
 +Mild days are producing further promise of Spring. A gompholobium (golden pear bush) planted 3 years ago is at last going to flower. It has grown to a not very dense bush about 3 feet high but it is smothered in the almost black buds which will soon I hope, burst into glorious flower. The red spider flower is blooming well. A Christmas bell planted months ago has sent up a tiny grasslike shoot which one day will (we hope) produce flowers. The lemon scented gum is smothered in a creamy foam of fragrant bloom and the bees are well pleased. They should produce some nice flavoured honey! 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +Paddy is pleased to report that at long last he has full stocks of 1" military maps for N.S.W. and can obtain similar sheets for other States. The four mile to the inch sheets 
 +are also available. Drop in some time and have a looksee. 
 + 
 +Paddy Pallin 
 + 
 +Camp gear for Walkers.
  
 +327 George Street, Sydney. Phone B3101.
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