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Re: Pat Ritter. Books

'The Drover' - Page 111: Harry and Les went to work on skinning the animal, first laying it on one side and paring the skin away from the meat. After they finished one side, they rolled the beast over and began to do the same on the other side. By the time most of the hide was separated from the bea...
by patritter
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:13 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 110: Apart from Bulloo Downs, Durham Downs was the next largest property in the south west corner of Queensland. ‘I’ll be gone most of the day.’ Harry told Rose, ‘I’ll ride over to Durham Downs homestead and tell the owner I’m moving cattle through his property. After we’ve got t...
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:05 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 109: ‘Let your horse go and have some dinner, I’ve cooked a roast dinner with pudden. I thought you’d be hungry after two days on the road.’ Claire unsaddled Dusty and let him go with the others. She returned to the camp and after eating her fill retired to bed. She was blissfull...
by patritter
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:33 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 108: ‘We were lucky. You haven’t got any other bright ideas like this one, have you?’ He replied to Harry. ‘Not at this time. This was the toughest part and thank goodness you were with me. I couldn’t have done it without you.’ It was time for a rest to allow the cattle to graze ...
by patritter
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:22 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 107: Each took turns with the Nighthorse – soothing the resting cattle with their low country style singing. Before the sun had time to rise above the broken sky all hands were on deck. Each had had their breakfast of a mug of tea and Johnny cakes. Les took the lead and started t...
by patritter
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:23 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 106: After an hour’s break Les saddled his horse and rode out to relieve Claire and the others so they could return to the camp for lunch. ‘How’s everything going?’ Harry asked his daughter when she rode into camp. ‘It’s better than doing school work Dad – I love riding Dusty and...
by patritter
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:47 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 105: Greg and Hector bought up the rear, Hector filled his saddle with his small size and looked as if he’d ridden his horse most of his life. He was born to be a drover with the blood-line he contained. His huge akubra hat covered most of his head flattening both ears with only ...
by patritter
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:12 pm
 
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Thank you dub: here is the page for today: 'The Drover' - Page 104: Chapter 13 Harry ate his breakfast quicker than he’d done before. He was anxious to get the drove started and said to Rose, ‘I’ll leave you with the dogs. If I take them they’ll only bark at the wrong time and all hell could break l...
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:54 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 103: ‘I appreciate that. It’s not going to be easy with your father up front and the rest of us to keep the mob moving.’ ‘We’ll make it uncle.’ Greg’s smile told the story how he had the utmost confidence in the man he held in such high esteem and would do anything for him. It wa...
by patritter
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:21 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 102: ‘I’ll go with you – you mad bastard.’ Les told Harry, ‘you can depend on both Greg and I to help you get the mob over the range. It’s a bloody stupid idea – I only hope you know what you’re doing.’ ‘What about it you kids, you want to help instead of doing school work.’ Harr...
by patritter
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:28 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 101: When he returned to camp Les was waiting. Before he dismounted from his horse Les bellowed, ‘are you mad, Rose told me what you’re about to do. It’s stupid Harry.’ ‘Are you finished?’ Harry expressed to Les. ‘Well, it’s a bloody stupid idea Harry – I’ve never heard of anythi...
by patritter
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:00 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 100: ‘Alright you kids, school’s in. All gather around.’ Rose summoned the children to a place under the shade of a huge box tree and there performed her daily chore of teaching the children school work. Before she left Cunnamulla she visited the children’s school and requested f...
by patritter
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:52 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 99: ‘It’ll be alright Love; I have the utmost faith in your ability to know what you’re doing.’ She placed her arms around his neck to feel tension in the muscles. She softly rubbed the muscles and before long Harry was sound asleep in her arms. Daylight broke through the scrub, ...
by patritter
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:46 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 98: ‘So far so good,’ Harry told his wife after he unsaddled his horse and walked into camp. ‘I’m on the first watch.’ He told her. ‘Harry, have a seat over there on the log and I’ll bring your meal with your mug of black tea.’ Rose went about arranging Harry’s meal while he foun...
by patritter
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:34 pm
 
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'The Drover' - Page 97: He felt as if he was a champion about to defend his title of one of the greatest drovers of all time. Let’s get to the water the stock tonight, went through his mind and then look toward tomorrow. One day at a time. The bullocks spread out. They were spread across the open pl...
by patritter
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:34 pm
 
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