Âmona; The Child; and The Beast

And Other Stories

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Author: Louis Becke
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,303 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,502
Added to site: 2008.03.30
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From The Strange Adventure of James Shervinton and Other Stories.

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a long drinking bout, he found that both Amona and the child had gone.

Nearly a score of years later Denison met them in an Australian city. The "baby" had grown to be a well-set-up young fellow, and Amona the faithful was still with him--Amona with a smiling, happy face. They came down on board Denison's vessel with him, and "the baby" gave him, ere they parted, that faded photograph of his dead mother.


THE SNAKE AND THE BELL

When I was a child of eight years of age, a curious incident occurred in the house in which our family lived. The locality was Mosman's Bay, one of the many picturesque indentations of the beautiful harbour of Sydney. In those days the houses were few and far apart, and our own dwelling was surrounded on all sides by the usual monotonous-hued Australian forest of iron barks and spotted gums, traversed here and there by tracks seldom used, as the house was far back from the main road, leading from the suburb of St. Leonards to Middle Harbour. The building itsel

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