[Editor: The novel Such is Life by Tom Collins (Joseph Furphy) is regarded as a classic book of Australian literature. A glossary has been provided to explain various words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to modern readers.]
Such is Life
Being certain extracts from the diary of
Tuesday, Oct. 9 — Goolumbulla; To Rory’s
Friday, Nov. 9 — Charley’s Paddock; Binney; Catastrophe
Sunday, Dec. 9 — Dead Man’s Bend; Warrigal Alf Down; Rescue Twice; Enlisted Terrible Tommy, etc.
Wednesday, Jan. 9 — Trinidad Pad., Per Sam Young; Convlave
Saturday, Feb. 9 — Runnymede; To Alf Jones’s
Friday, March 28 — Wilcannia Shower; Jack the Shellback; Saturday, March 29 — To Runnymede; Tom Armstrong and Mate
Sydney, MCMIII — The Bulletin Newspaper Company, Limited, Publishers
Tom Collins [Joseph Furphy], Such is Life, Sydney: The Bulletin Newspaper Company, 1903
The Introduction was not included in the list of contents, but has been included here so as to enable easy access for readers.
Due to the length of the story, the chapters have been divided into several parts:
Chapter I: part 1, part 2, part 3
Chapter III: part 1, part 2, part 3
Chapter IV: part 1, part 2, part 3
Chapter VI: part 1, part 2, part 3
Each part of a chapter ends with a link to the next part of the chapter, or to the following chapter.
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