Squatter: A person who first settled on land without governmentpermission, and later continued by lease or license, generally toraise stock; a wealthy rural landowner.。， Humpy: (Aboriginal) A rough or temporary hut or shelter in the bush,especially one built from bark, branches, and the like. A gunyah,wurley, or mia-mia.
They called him "Mr. Smellingscheck", and treated him with a peculiarkind of deference, the reason for which they themselves were doubtlessunable to explain or even understand. The haggard woman who made thebeds called him "Mr. Smell-'is-check". Poor fellow! I didn't think, bythe look of him, that he'd smelt his cheque, or anyone else's, or thatanyone else had smelt his, for many a long day. He was a fat man, slowand placid. He looked like a typical monopolist who had unaccountablygot into a suit of clothes belonging to a Domain unemployed, and hadn'tnoticed, or had entirely forgotten, the circumstance in his businesscares--if such a word as care could be connected with such a calm,self-contained nature. He wore a suit of cheap slops of some kind ofshoddy "tweed". The coat was too small and the trousers too short, andthey were drawn up to meet the waistcoat--which they did with painfuldifficulty, now and then showing, by way of protest, two pairs of brassbuttons and the ends of the brace-straps; and they seemed to blame theirresponsive waistcoat or the wearer for it all. Yet he never gave wayto assist them. A pair of burst elastic-sides were in full evidence, anda rim of cloudy sock, with a hole in it, showed at every step.。，
"Have you got a bottle?"。， "Well, yes, I suppose so; and, now I come to think of it, the bathdidn't seem to injure her make-up or wet her hair; but I supposed sheheld her head from under the shower somehow."
You are both embarrassed, but it is YOU who feel ashamed--you arealmost afraid to look at him lest he'll think you are looking at hisshabbiness. You ask him in to have a drink, but he doesn't respondso heartily as you wish, as he did in the old days; he doesn't likedrinking with anybody when he isn't "fixed", as he calls it--when hecan't shout.。，
"Well, she'd go into the bathroom and turn on the tap and shower; whenshe got about three inches of water in the bath, she'd step in, holdingup her gown out of the water, and go slithering and kicking up and downthe bath, like this, making a tremendous splashing. Of course she'd turnoff the shower first, and screw it off very tight--wouldn't do to letthat leak, you know; she might get wet; but she'd leave the other tapon, so as to make all the more noise."。， "I won't move--I'll wait by the road," he said.
，。， "Here's another. Do you remember----? Do you remember----?" Oh, it allcomes back again like a flash. Tom hasn't changed a bit; just the samegood-hearted, jolly idiot he always was. Old times back again! "It'sjust like old times," says Tom, after three or four more drinks.