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or to the pages since wrote more going strong, and the reading of on interesting story published issue of a magazine back has brought me
of a peep of day, I went out into the to investigate. I could befell swamp or not find any trace of man me in 1909. At that time I was track. with travelling in Queensland I had It was the first time of a horses, making couple ever been tricked in the bush, their to meet on north drovers for I was a considered good with cattle. south It was way tracker. If I had drink been one and in the summer, night ing anything stronger than tea I made at a large swamp camp at the have time, it would few from Windoora. a miles been a horse of a different no was in -the There water color. I was afraid to mention not had although it it, to swamp because I knew, anyone, there dry because long been or would thought, that they nice some was picking laugh at me, green and ask what I for my horses along the edge had been drinking. out, then of if. I hoppled them later, in Some South years the from wood gathered some one night I listened by, lit a fire Australia, small sandhill near to a old bushmen couple of even and began to prepare my their discussing experiences, in was late It rather meal. ing and how those very they saw I finished, so the evening when same lights in different parts at the camp I sat on swag my of Australia. They referred to fire, having en a smoke and them as or 'Jack-o-lanterns' joying the cool night air after asked 'Will-o'-the-wisps,' and the heat of the day. if I had me ever seen one. I out then related distance Suddenly, some story to them, my in the darkness in the swamp, I it ex have had never but first I light. At a I observed really is plained to me, what lost it was someone thought and in distress, carrying a lan of these misty lights. the cause side to Does tern and waving it from any reader know? to atten side slowly draw my all your to you, and Cheerio there?' 'Who's tion. I shouted old one of your readers, from but had no answer, so I decided writers. I
strongly reminded experience which
not to be get appear I got nearer, but when within 100 yards of it, it settled down if the to the ground as man had put it down, and then it went out.
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it rather strange, I thought to where the light had out. I gone called again, but when I did not get an or see answer, any thing, I began to get the 'jitters.' I was alone and young back at the time, so I went to bed made and my camp, my turned in for the night. I had a very restless night, however, and in the morning, at the first peep of day, I went out into the
I thought on I went
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