。， "All the same," said Mitchell's mate, continuing an argument by thecamp-fire; "all the same, I think that a woman can stand cold waterbetter than a man. Why, when I was staying in a boarding-house inDunedin, one very cold winter, there was a lady lodger who went down tothe shower-bath first thing every morning; never missed one; sometimeswent in freezing weather when I wouldn't go into a cold bath for afiver; and sometimes she'd stay under the shower for ten minutes at atime."
And the other was a vir-ir-ging,I solemn-lye declare!。， "Somebody wrote that a woman's love is her whole existence, while aman's love is only part of his--which is true, and only natural andreasonable, all things considered. But women never consider as a rule. Aman can't go on talking lovey-dovey talk for ever, and listening to hisyoung wife's prattle when he's got to think about making a living, andnursing her and answering her childish questions and telling her heloves his little ownest every minute in the day, while the bills arerunning up, and rent mornings begin to fly round and hustle and crowdhim.
。， Before the time arrived when Dave Middleton might reasonably have beenexpected to return, the station people were anxiously watching for him,all except the old blackfellow and the two boys, who had gone to yardthe sheep.
But I can hear that girl's voice through the night, twenty years ago:。， Peter was still of the same opinion, so Doc. Wild proceeded to get hismedicine chest ready. He explained afterwards, in one of his softermoments, that the shooter didn't frighten him so much as it touched hismemory--"sorter put him in mind of the old days in California, and madehim think of the man he might have been," he'd say,--"kinder touchedhis heart and slid the durned old panorama in front of him like a flash;made him think of the time when he slipped three leaden pills into 'BlueShirt' for winking at a new chum behind his (the Doc.'s) back when hewas telling a truthful yarn, and charged the said 'Blue Shirt' a hundreddollars for extracting the said pills."
"A bottler wot?" I groaned.。， Tall and freckled and sandy,Face of a country lout;That was the picture of Andy--Middleton's rouseabout.On Middleton's wide dominionsPlied the stock-whip and shears;Hadn't any opinions------