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4-238 (Text)

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Speaker:
author,male,Streeton, Arthur,24 addressee,male
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Letter
Word Count :
195
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_South_Wales
Created:
1891
Identifier
4-238
Source
Niall, 1998
pages
106
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Extent:
1049
Identifier
4-238-plain.txt
Title
4-238#Text
Type
Text

4-238-plain.txt — 1 KB

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DEAR 'BDG',
This morning hot, windy & warm as I travel down the line & the mirage sizzling & jiggering over the railway track. I arrive at my cutting 'The fatal cutting' & inwardly rejoice at the prosperous warmth all glowing before me as I descend & reascend the opposite side up to my shading, shelving, sandstone rock, perched right up. I wipe the wholesome moisture from my pale brow - & having partaken of a pull at my billy (like a somewhat lengthy & affectionate kiss) I look up & down at my subject - is it worth painting? Why of course damn it all! - that is providing I'm capable of translating my impression to the canvas - all is serene as I work & peg away: retiring under the rock a bit when the light any shots - then 'Up with that Bl- F-g waggon Bill'. x - 
11.20. the 'Fish' struggles over the hill & round to Glenbrook.
12 O'CLOCK The next shift comes toddling down the hot track with their billies, & I commence to discuss my lunch & tea (of which I consume over a qt of every lunch) - & now I hear 'Fire! Fire's On!' in 

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