||The Modern Publishing Company, London [193?]
|Dust Jacket by:
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)
||First published by Routledge.