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Running It Off

Author: Nat Gould
Publisher: The Modern Publishing Company, London [193?]
Pages: 254
1st Published: 1892
Dust Jacket by: G.P. Micklewright
No.: 707
Synopsis: Robert Briscoe of Yeronga, a Sydney legislator, accidentally meets Rolf Standish, a starving exile from Manchester where his father was financially ruined. Given work at Yeronga, Rolf falls in love with Tilly, Briscoe's daughter. Leaving reluctantly, Rolf is rescued from danger by Nat Smiley, a silver miner. Tilly is desired by the scoundrel Richard Ruston, to whom Briscoe becomes indebted. As partners, Rolf and Nat prosper, both at silver mining and horse racing, and together they settle old scores with Ruston and rescue Yeronga. Rolf and Tilly are reunited, and enjoy fame and fortune.
A gripping tale of love, intrigue and revenge. Rich in coincidence and melodrama, the story maintains rattling pace. The "hard hit" protagonists and the minor characters are well drawn, as are vivid scenes at the races, in a Sydney slum, and on the night mail train. (TA) (Source)
Notes: First published by Routledge.



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