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the had that
Police in the Mounted part of the 'sixties I an experience so strange at the
stationed The most
Monaro, and duties included the rounding up of of the Araluen cattle stealers, the care the regular gold es gold diggers, and cort to the coast.
Clark, the that time, had
trial at of three
was arrested, and the for Darlinghurst special constables, who
found dead in They were and the haunt the Jingera Mountains, on the Clarks. of the home Fastened on of the leader was a breast paper "Blood was written which Money."
Clark declared the trial Tommy not in the locality at the he was
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in. cha:ge at Quoanbeyan:— in from Clark ome out Clark was whether Tommy Jingera instructed Have of murders at time between Sydney telegraph offieos all night for keep open Gueanbeyan
reply I had ceived
re patrol and instructions. Latimer's
"ride It is
Foxiow about morning." the nearest was and from Queanbeyan, of the mouth Jingera, station the to then in charge of Sergeant Burn. It was and
before 20 miles
after a hot day, ride, heavy the up
with deep lightning, and The track ran
Furiously of thunder,
Molonglo Capital Terri rising rapidly. I put
the and torrents, in continued terrible, I were and lightning thunder many. had to head This
nothing to my
of the have
creek but I gone had I
any to much legs.
put him thought too
to risk his
and iron-sinew'd satin skinn'd, like a deer, and a drum, limVd the fire and he fleet
covered than .more and was nearing
apple tree when of the Monaro
humored and I then got off
suddenly the I stopped dead.
and patted him. sweat found lathered with he was and violently. Just this at trembling
soul The despair.
hideous as screams and uttermost circled the apple
a noted for searching Troopers stealer. bushranger and gold
oil then wound into the mountains. My horse had put on shoulder; I took his head down my and head all found off my my cap end. hair standing on sweat and my tree three or four times,
After the disappearance of the creature —for I believe an creature had unseen horse been there—my quietened down and went past the tree without trouble. I arrived at Foxlow and delivered my At supper I told the story, dispatch.
which the brought from Sergeant Burn "I know don't drink, comment, you Bamford, or I would think that you
had too many." stayed at Poxlow
the at many
The next day. strange was the old apple tree One people. day old
a Michael Torpy, Queanbeyan stable and former hotelkeeper, on detail said, "Was ing it without
apple tree cn the range?" I answered, and he said, "Some
old stockman ago an his horse that tree, and his broke and threw him,
years other time
a man was
the under his horse influ thrpw
Queanbeyan to Poxlow of drink, when ence
that tree.' and killed him near be can No satisfactory explanation an ani teen It cculd not have given. knows bird. bushman mal or a Every in that all birds and beasts seek cover even the curlew will such a storm, and at the side of a log for pro lay down animal bird or tection. Besides, no cottld have uttered a cry like that. visi a surmise that it was One may
is said before. cf years thousands of things that the ether retains sounds all have taken place through which way the ages. Perhaps in the same of sounds are brought out that radio a radio storm provided the ether—the
which condition and of the dim