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The New Arcadia An Australian Story

Horace Finn Tucker

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I. STILLING THE TEMPESTWe sit on a cloud and sing ...And say the world runs smooth—while right below,Welters the black fermenting heap of life,On which our State is built.—The Saints Tragedy.Some Lancashire lads I know would have made short andMoreI. STILLING THE TEMPESTWe sit on a cloud and sing ...And say the world runs smooth—while right below,Welters the black fermenting heap of life,On which our State is built.—The Saints Tragedy.Some Lancashire lads I know would have made short and cursory work of waiting for Government. Hang the Government! Why wait for them? Let us co-op. and do the work ourselves!—Craig.Pull him down! Knock him off the seat! An aristocrat riding us down like dogs! A smart fusillade of such epithets, portending hand-to-hand conflict, broke from the foremost of a straggling band of workmen- some reckless and uncanny in appearance, others listless and half-interested, but animated, for the moment, as dullest street crowds are, by occurrence of an accident.