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Peter Biddulph

The Story of an Australian Settler

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,277 / 89 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 738
Added to site: 2007.10.18
mnybks.net#: 18582
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that I had nothing further to do than to wait for the coming of good luck, as is the case too often with certain people, who then grumble and find fault with the world because their luck never comes. I do not mean to say that opportunities do not occur to some men more frequently than to others, but I believe that they visit most of us at some time or other of our lives, and that it is our own fault if we do not take advantage of them.

"But I will learn what the boy himself has to say on the subject," said Mr Wells.--"What would you like to do, my lad?"

"I want to be a sailor, sir," I answered, promptly; for such had been the earnest desire of my life; "I wish to go to some of the places the ships I see passing up and down the river visit."

"You are too young yet to go to sea, but when you are old enough you cannot perhaps do better. The sea requires people of sense more than any other, and yet some persons send the dunce of the family on board ship, and then are surprised that he does n

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