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[[ Download E-pub ]] ⚣ A Final Reckoning à A young English lad, after rather a stormy boyhood, emigrates to Australia and gets employment as an officer in the mounted police A few years of active work on the frontier, where he has many a brush with both natives and bush rangers, gain him promotion to a captaincy, and he eventually settles down to the peaceful life of a squatter I greatly enjoyed this 1887 novel which included a table of contents and original black and white illustrations by W.B Wollen This is a Kobo copy eBook release December 2009 ISBN 1990001233269 General Books LLC, 2009 236 pages General Books publication date 2009 Original publication date 1887 Original Publisher Blackie Subjects Australia Fiction Historical Juvenile Fiction Action It appears to have been scanned from the original Univ of Toronto Library copy.Upon reaching the en I greatly enjoyed this 1887 novel which included a table of contents and original black and white illustrations by W.B Wollen This is a Kobo copy eBook release December 2009 ISBN 1990001233269 General Books LLC, 2009 236 pages General Books publication date 2009 Original publication date 1887 Original Publisher Blackie Subjects Australia Fiction Historical Juvenile Fiction Action It appears to have been scanned from the original Univ of Toronto Library copy.Upon reaching the end of the story, I discovered that indeed it was a true story I would assume it should be referenced as based on fact because I m sure many of the details quotations etc would not have been known so precisely I chose to read this book because it was about Australia, my father s homeland It featured a boy in England who ended up in Australia in the early days when both Aborigines and bush rangers former convicts were causing havoc on the new white settlers in New South Wales near Sydney My family were early settlers and squatters in NSW and this book served it s intended purpose it gave me a fascinating, vivid and exciting picture of what my ancestors may have contended with living in this area in the mid late 1800s I had read some family accounts of similar situations but this book told the story from all sides with muchdetail.If true, it also gives an amazing picture of the skills of one of the blacks as the author referred to the abos, particularly of the one named Jim who was the main character s servant On the negative side, because I was looking forward to the storyline being in Australia, I thought the first portion of the book which took place in England, was rather long It was, however, very interesting, and not wanting to give a spoiler, I will only say that the author gave quite a descriptive account of life in that place and era.I note there may be newer re edited versions of this story and I would recommend seeking one of them rather than this original, seemingly unedited version, with a dark red cover of a man on horseback I took a photo of it as it was not listed here There are many disconcerting formatting errors and typos ie., The main character s name changes back and forth regularly due to the first letter of his name being changed I listened to this on audio it was not a great recording but a lot better than some The story was sweet, but predictable Still it was interesting and quite a good historical fiction The ending annoyed me the most, being an australian I was a bit put out about how the epilogue ended. gutenburg free books to download and keep