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 ===  Introduction.  === ===  Introduction.  ===
  
-On a week-end in the middle of May// +On a week-end in the middle of May\\ 
-That you mortals call Mothers Day,// +That you mortals call Mothers Day,\\ 
-A strange sight did I see from my cloud//+A strange sight did I see from my cloud\\
 And here are my observations, written down aloud,... And here are my observations, written down aloud,...
  
-Bushwalkers are a race apart. Indeed,// +Bushwalkers are a race apart. Indeed,\\ 
-In all their hearts I've placed a seed;// +In all their hearts I've placed a seed;\\ 
-This self-same seed I placed in Marco Polo,// +This self-same seed I placed in Marco Polo,\\ 
-Kingsford Smith when he did his trip solo,// +Kingsford Smith when he did his trip solo,\\ 
-Ibn Batuta, Dot Butler, Pizarro,// +Ibn Batuta, Dot Butler, Pizarro,\\ 
-Not to mention that old fogey, Taro.// +Not to mention that old fogey, Taro.\\ 
-Great men and women; one and all// +Great men and women; one and all\\ 
-Have me to thank (if they thank God at all).// +Have me to thank (if they thank God at all).\\ 
-Here's another thought I do recall// +Here's another thought I do recall\\ 
-That's been nagging me since Adam's fall,// +That's been nagging me since Adam's fall,\\ 
-That beyond any doubt, and it can be said// +That beyond any doubt, and it can be said\\ 
-I do not forget them when they're dead.// +I do not forget them when they're dead.\\ 
-Their souls do praise me for evermore.// +Their souls do praise me for evermore.\\ 
-But believe you me, it is a bore// +But believe you me, it is a bore\\ 
-I've to endure. At least the living// +I've to endure. At least the living\\ 
-Only thank me on Sundays - giving// +Only thank me on Sundays - giving\\ 
-Me a rest from their incessant praying.// +Me a rest from their incessant praying.\\ 
-My mate Zeus says, "Your mob's braying."// +My mate Zeus says, "Your mob's braying."\\ 
-Well, at least I'm mod and on the scene,// +Well, at least I'm mod and on the scene,\\ 
-He's nothing but a memory - a has-been.// +He's nothing but a memory - a has-been.\\ 
-The human race was my own creation.// +The human race was my own creation.\\ 
-True a result of boredom and negation.//+True a result of boredom and negation.\\
 But where was I? But where was I?
  
-Oh, yes, I know,// +Oh, yes, I know,\\ 
-I'm supposed to be telling of what went on below.// +I'm supposed to be telling of what went on below.\\ 
-Cars were coming up the Mongarlowe road// +Cars were coming up the Mongarlowe road\\ 
-Full of cold bushwalkers - what a load!// +Full of cold bushwalkers - what a load!\\ 
-I made a frost that night and so// +I made a frost that night and so\\ 
-The longer I could observe them come and go.// +The longer I could observe them come and go.\\ 
-Yellow beetles, Monaros, a Mercedes-Benz// +Yellow beetles, Monaros, a Mercedes-Benz\\ 
-(With a car like that, you have lots of friends).// +(With a car like that, you have lots of friends).\\ 
-The other cars I can't tell apart;// +The other cars I can't tell apart;\\ 
-They look alike - they go, stop, start.// +They look alike - they go, stop, start.\\ 
-Soon sixteen bodies with all their packs// +Soon sixteen bodies with all their packs\\ 
-Were about to start on the Budawang tracks.// +Were about to start on the Budawang tracks.\\ 
-But before they walk off to the Monolith Valley// +But before they walk off to the Monolith Valley\\ 
-Let me introduce them. (I'm used to being pally.// +Let me introduce them. (I'm used to being pally.\\ 
-I'm not at all omnipotent, a demogogue).// +I'm not at all omnipotent, a demogogue).\\ 
-So pardon me please - here comes the -//+So pardon me please - here comes the -\\
 PROLOGUE. PROLOGUE.
  
-A family group comes first, and here// +A family group comes first, and here\\ 
-I'll introduce them singly. Have no fear!// +I'll introduce them singly. Have no fear!\\ 
-BOB YOUNGER there is, and he a worthy man// +BOB YOUNGER there is, and he a worthy man\\ 
-Who from the moment when he first began// +Who from the moment when he first began\\ 
-To lead walks up and down the coast,// +To lead walks up and down the coast,\\ 
-He would always be among the first to boast// +He would always be among the first to boast\\ 
-Of former walks in days of yore.// +Of former walks in days of yore.\\ 
-But you could never say, "Oh, what a bore."// +But you could never say, "Oh, what a bore."\\ 
-No indeed, this man among men could be// +No indeed, this man among men could be\\ 
-A model - no a candidate for divinity. (?)// +A model - no a candidate for divinity. (?)\\ 
-A temperament well-balanced, helpful, kind,// +A temperament well-balanced, helpful, kind,\\ 
-A better bloke you'd never find.// +A better bloke you'd never find.\\ 
-His only fault is, and I mean no offence,// +His only fault is, and I mean no offence,\\ 
-He works for the Department of Defence.// +He works for the Department of Defence.\\ 
-For a man who believes in preservation// +For a man who believes in preservation\\ 
-It is incongruous. A strange situation.// +It is incongruous. A strange situation.\\ 
-And tongues do wag but I must be fair// +And tongues do wag but I must be fair\\ 
-It isn't true he dyes his hair.// +It isn't true he dyes his hair.\\ 
-Such is vile rumor. Such is life.// +Such is vile rumor. Such is life.\\ 
-Next is CHRISTA, his charming wife.// +Next is CHRISTA, his charming wife.\\ 
-She was a walker "in olden days",// +She was a walker "in olden days",\\ 
-When walkers were walkers, as the saying says.// +When walkers were walkers, as the saying says.\\ 
-Her reticence is renowned, her brain so clear,// +Her reticence is renowned, her brain so clear,\\ 
-Not a sound or movement escapes her ear.// +Not a sound or movement escapes her ear.\\ 
-She has a sense of humor, and it is said// +She has a sense of humor, and it is said\\ 
-Her greatest saying is, "You're a long time dead."// +Her greatest saying is, "You're a long time dead."\\ 
-David in his psalms had her in mind,// +David in his psalms had her in mind,\\ 
-When he said "A woman of worth, who can find?"// +When he said "A woman of worth, who can find?"\\ 
-It was she who made her husband take her,// +It was she who made her husband take her,\\ 
-He said "It'll either kill her or make her.// +He said "It'll either kill her or make her.\\ 
-But to see Seven Gods before she dies// +But to see Seven Gods before she dies\\ 
-Is worth the effort. The more one tries//+Is worth the effort. The more one tries\\
 To see the beauties God created is to remain/ To see the beauties God created is to remain/
-Forever young....... striving, but not for gain".// +Forever young....... striving, but not for gain".\\ 
-These were her husband's words, and to hear// +These were her husband's words, and to hear\\ 
-Me included in his wise words I fear//+Me included in his wise words I fear\\
 Made me give a sigh and shed a tear. Made me give a sigh and shed a tear.
  
-"It's raining, it's raining!" moaned Norma Rowen.// +"It's raining, it's raining!" moaned Norma Rowen.\\ 
-"My back will get bad!" cried hypochondriac Owen.// +"My back will get bad!" cried hypochondriac Owen.\\ 
-It makes me sick to hear them winge// +It makes me sick to hear them winge\\ 
-When I am about to start a melancholy binge.// +When I am about to start a melancholy binge.\\ 
-My sadness went as quick as a wink// +My sadness went as quick as a wink\\ 
-When one is sad one musn't think.// +When one is sad one musn't think.\\ 
-But back to my prologue, now where was I?//+But back to my prologue, now where was I?\\
 I get so dizzy on my cloud so high. I get so dizzy on my cloud so high.
  
-David Younger, (Bob and Christa's son)// +David Younger, (Bob and Christa's son)\\ 
-And his girl friend, Kerry, were as one,// +And his girl friend, Kerry, were as one,\\ 
-True lovebirds! That a joy to see//+True lovebirds! That a joy to see\\
 A hairy lairee and an airie fairy. A hairy lairee and an airie fairy.
  
-NORMA ROWEN, too, with her daughters was there.// +NORMA ROWEN, too, with her daughters was there.\\ 
-Is you've realised and have been made aware,// +Is you've realised and have been made aware,\\ 
-She is the Second Wife of Bath// +She is the Second Wife of Bath\\ 
-In that her life is one big laugh.// +In that her life is one big laugh.\\ 
-(I doubt if she can rival her rival.// +(I doubt if she can rival her rival.\\ 
-Seven hubbies had she. What survival!)// +Seven hubbies had she. What survival!)\\ 
-Our Norma has had only one,// +Our Norma has had only one,\\ 
-A rather jovial Englishman// +A rather jovial Englishman\\ 
-Norma can cock and do it well,// +Norma can cock and do it well,\\ 
-And there is another story they do tell,// +And there is another story they do tell,\\ 
-That as a teenager many years before,// +That as a teenager many years before,\\ 
-She farewelled the troops off to the Boer War.// +She farewelled the troops off to the Boer War.\\ 
-Norma talks, and talks, and talks.// +Norma talks, and talks, and talks.\\ 
-Thank Heaven she doesn't go on many walks.// +Thank Heaven she doesn't go on many walks.\\ 
-"This is my first walk in twenty years!"// +"This is my first walk in twenty years!"\\ 
-The leader must have burst into tears,//+The leader must have burst into tears,\\
 Imagining he'd have to carry her out...... Imagining he'd have to carry her out......
  
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