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Author: Louis Stone
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,003 / 218 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 390
mnybks.net#: 6700
Origin: gutenberg.org

A novel of larrikin life in Sydney, Australia.

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t. The people crowded about, sniffing the odour of dead flesh, hungry and brutal--carnivora seeking their prey.

At the grocer's the light was reflected from the gay labels on tins and packages and bottles, and the air was heavy with the confused odour of tea, coffee and spices.

Cabbages, piled in heaps against the door-posts of the greengrocer's, threw a rank smell of vegetables on the air; the fruit within, built in pyramids for display, filled the nostrils with the fragrant, wholesome scents of the orchard.

The buyers surged against the barricade of counters, shouting their orders, contesting the ground inch by inch as they fought for the value of a penny. And they emerged staggering under the weight of their plunder, laden like ants with food for hungry mouths--the insatiable maw of the people.

The push was gathered under the veranda at the corner of Cardigan Street, smoking cigarettes and discussing the weightier matters of life--horses and women. They were all young--from eigh

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