The belle of Australia : or, Who am I? / by Wm. H. Thomes ; illustrated by F. Childe Hassam

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Thomes, William Henry, 1824-1895
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N 823.1 T465th
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Chicago : Laird & Lee, c1891
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BELLE OF AUSTRALIA 1
Belle of Australia OR WHO AM I? 5
CONTENTS. 9
PART I PASSAGE AND ARRIVAL AT MELBOURNE IN SEARCH OF FAME AND FORTUNE, AND WHAT WONDERFUL ADVENTURES HAPPENED TO ME THE FIRST DAY OF MY LANDING IN THE CITY. – A CRAZY FRENCHMAN AND HIS PACKAGE.— MY DOUBLE 11
PART II THE MEETING IN FRONT OF THE CLUB-HOUSE. – WHO AM I, AND WHAT HAVE I DONE? – A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY.—AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE ON THE POLICE. – MISS KITTY AND THE DIAMOND RING. – NO EXPLANATIONS RECEIVED OR WANTED. 33
PART III. MISS KITTY AND THE DIAMOND RING AGAIN APPEAR. – A PROMISE TO BE SILENT. – MR. KEBBLEWHITE AND HIS HOME. – HOW MR. MURDEN SURROUNDED ME WITH PITFALLS. – USELESS DENIALS. – THE FIRST VISION OF MY FUTURE WIFE; AND A PLEASANT ONE IT IS. 58
PART IV. AN EMBARRASSING POSITION FOR A YOUNG MAN. — MR. KEBBLEWHITE AGAIN GETS ANGRY, AND CALLS ONCE MORE FOR HIS PISTOLS AND NULLA. — NO TIME FOR EXPLANATIONS. — A SAD WEDDING AND A COLLATION AND DRINKING. — I LIKE MY NEW MOTHER-IN-LAW, AND SHE RATHER LIKES ME. — MR. KEBBLEWHITE GIVES US A SPECIMEN OF HIS VOCAL POWERS. 83
PART V. A SHORT PRIVATE INTERVIEW WITH MY WIFE. – I MAKE SOME EXPLANATIONS, WHICH ARE NOT WELL RECEIVED. – A PLEA FOR PARDON, AND A REFUSAL. – LEAVING THE HOUSE BY THE AID OF A TREE. – MR. MURDEN AND HIS PLAIN TALK. – A LONG FAREWELL. 107
PART VI. A JOURNEY, AND A MOUNTED POLICEMAN’S HALT. – THE NOISES OF THE FOREST. – A CUP OF TEA AND THE KANGAROO.—THE QUAKER AND HIS QUESTIONS. – OLD WEBBER AND HIS BLOOMING DAUGHTER. – AN INDUCEMENT. – MIKE GIVES ME A SOLEMN WARNING. 133
PART VII. ON THE ROAD TO BALLARAT. – A SHORT NAP, AND A LIVELY BLACKSNAKE. – LOST IN THE BUSH. —AN AUSTRALIAN CRY FOR HELP. – THE TORTURED CHINAMAN.—A RESCUE. – AN ENCAMPMENT FOR THE NIGHT. – A FLYING CHINAMAN. – THE BLACK FELLOWS AND THEIR FEAST. – A TERRIBLE VISITOR. – ON THE TRAMP. 158
PART VIII. BALLARAT AND ITS MINES. – HOW THREE OLD PIRATES SOLD A CLAIM AND MYSELF AT THE SAME TIME. – HOUSE-CLEANING MADE EASY. – A NEWSPAPER’S ACCOUNT OF MY WEDDING. – MISS KITTY STUCKLY MAKES ME AN UNEXPECTED CALL, AND WANTS TO TALK OF LOVE, BUT I DECLINE TO LISTEN. – THE ARRIVAL OF MR. MURDEN AT MY SHANTY IN THE NIGHT, AND WHAT HE SAID. 180
PART IX. MR. MURDEN EXPRESSES HIS OPINION QUITE FREELY. – KITTY’S DISAPPEARANCE. – THE NUGGETS OF GOLD, AND HOW MUCH THEY WERE WORTH. – A SALE OF THE MINE.—MY WIFE AND HER FATHER, AND HOW THEY WENT AWAY.- A SCHEME TO CAPTURE FLORENCE AND HER FATHER BY BUSHRANGERS. MIKE WANTS TO FIGHT SOME ONE. 207
PART X. A DISAGREEABLE NIGHT RIDE. – FINDING THE TRAIL. – THE BLACK TRACKER. – THROUGH THE BUSH. – THE BUSHRANGERS’ CAMP. – THE SUDDEN ATTACK. A HAND-TO-HAND BATTLE. – THE CHINAMEN'S BLOOD DELIRIUM.-A VICTORY.—THE HIDDEN TREASURE.— FLORENCE RECOGNIZES HER HUSBAND, AND IS VERY FAR FROM BEING SATISFIED. 238
PART XI. AFTER THE FIGHT. – ARRIVAL OF THE POLICEMEN, AND MR. MURDEN PUTS IN AN APPEARANCE, AND EXPRESSES HIS VIEWS.—MY OLD SHIPMATE. – SOME THINGS ARE EXPLAINED, AND OTHERS A MYSTERY.—THE HIDDEN TREASURE. – A BOLD PROPOSITION. – A WOOL SPECULATION. – FLORENCE IS OBDURATE. – SMITH’S HOME, AND ANOTHER FEMALE CRANK.— A BOLD CLAIM FOR A HUSBAND. 268
PART XII. THE BURIED TREASURE.—A BOX OF GOLD.—THE RETURN TO BALLARAT. – SELLING OFF. – FAREWELL TO THE MINES A BIG SPECULATION IN WOOL. —A HASTY SUMMONS. – FACE TO FACE WITH A LORD AND A DOUBLE. – MY MOTHER’S ARRIVAL, AND HER STORY. – TWIN BROTHERS. – FLORENCE MAKES HER CHOICE, AND IS HAPPY. – GRAND EXPLANATIONS. – MR. KEBBLEWHITE OPENS SOME WINE. – MIKE’S CAREER. – A GENERAL CLOSING UP.—THE END. 296
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A NEW STORY. 330
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