"Her mother was coming up to stay awhile at the end of the year, but theold man hurt his leg. Then her married sister was coming, but one of theyoungsters got sick and there was trouble at home. I saw the doctor inthe town--thirty miles from here--and fixed it up with him. He was aboozer--I'd 'a shot him afterwards. I fixed up with a woman in the townto come and stay. I thought Mary was wrong in her time. She must havebeen a month or six weeks out. But I listened to her.... Don't arguewith a woman. Don't listen to a woman. Do the right thing. We shouldhave had a mother woman to talk to us. But it was no place for a woman!"。， Stowsher regarded her with an uneasy scowl: "Well--wot o' that?"
Also: a hint with the seasons--remember that the seasons arereversed from those in the northern hemisphere, hence June may behot, but December is even hotter. Australia is at a lower latitudethan the United States, so the winters are not harsh by USstandards, and are not even mild in the north. In fact, large partsof Australia are governed more by "dry" versus "wet" than by Spring-Summer-Fall-Winter.。，
。， English rats and English mice--we say "English" because everything whichisn't Australian in Australia, IS English (or British)--English rats andEnglish mice are either rare or non-existent in the bush; but the hutcat has a wider range for game. She is always dragging in things whichare unknown in the halls of zoology; ugly, loathsome, crawling abortionswhich have not been classified yet--and perhaps could not be.