[Editor: This book of short stories by Henry Lawson was published in 1896.]
While the Billy Boils
When the World Was Wide.
With eight plates by Mahony.
They would talk of some old lead
They have been talking about her for three hours
Poured some water into the hollow
Mother, I won’t never go drovin’; blast me if I do!
Tenderly examining the seat of the trousers
I’m sorry, mum. I didn’t know
The inside dog generally starts it
His mate’s alive
Vignette (Swag, waterbag, billy, and ‘nosebag’)
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Henry Lawson, While the Billy Boils, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1896
In some later editions, the story “The Drover’s Wife” was placed after “Across the Straits” (e.g. in the 1913 edition published by Angus and Robertson).