"CHINKIE'S FLAT" -- GRAINGER MAKES A "DEAL" -- JIMMY AH SAN -- GRAINGER AND JIMMY AH SAN TALK TOGETHER -- THE RESURRECTION OF THE "EVER VICTORIOUS" -- "MAGNETIC VILLA" -- SHEILA CAROLAN -- MYRA AND SHEILA -- DINNER WITH "THE REFINED FAMILY" -- THE "CHAMPION" ISSUES A "SPECIAL" -- A CHANGE OF PLANS -- SHEILA BECOMES ONE OF A VERY "UNREFINED" CIRCLE -- ON THE SCENT -- "MISS CAROLINE" IS "ALL RIGHT" (VIDE DICK SCOTT)
ntion of putting the plant in order and crushing for the "public" generally, as well as for himself, six men who yet had some faith in the field and believed that some of the many reefs would pay to work, elected to stay, especially when Grainger said that if their crushings turned out "duffers" he would charge them nothing for using the battery.
At one o'clock that day there were but eight Europeans and one black boy left on the once noisy Chinkie's Flat--the landlord of "The Digger's Best," six miners, Grainger, and the black boy, "Jacky," who had accompanied him on his arduous journey from the Batavia River. At Grainger's request they all met at the public-house! and sat down to a dinner of salt meat, damper, and tea, and after it was finished and each man had lit his pipe, Grainger went into details.
"Now, boys, this is how the thing hangs. I've bought the old rattletrap because I believe there's a lot of life in the old girl yet, and I'm going to spend all the money I have in putting her in