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A Bunch of Battlers

someone’ssuretodobandtheregoesourfreedomIreckonwe
betterheadbushinacoupleofweeks”
“What are we going to do about school anyway? After all it is
againstthelawnottogotoschoolunlessyou’renearlyfifteen
andwedon’twanttobeaskingfortroublethatobviously!”
“CorrespondenceSchoolofcourse!”answeredPete“Theschool
teacher toldusaboutitoncemaybeyouweren’ttherethatday
If you live a long way from a school or are travelling around a lot
thenyoucandoschoolbymail”
“Iseemtoremembersomethingaboutit”repliedRobyn,
“SoundsjustthethingPeteI’llfindout all about it from the
library”
“Ireckonweoughttoheadnorth- up Mildura way - there could
befruitpickinggoinganditsgettingintostationcountrytoo”
Petetookoutamap“I’vebeenlooking– see, we can get a train
to Sea Lake, then a couple of days ride brings us to here - this
national park on the Murray River. We should be able to make a
prettyinconspicuouscampthereIt’sastartanyway”
“Heyyoutwo”BillycalledTheylookedoverathimas he sat
surroundedbytoys“It’sbeenabloodygoodChristmas!”Billy
eyes sparkled with mischief.
“BILLY!”Robynexploded“don’tyouswearorI’llwashyour
mouthoutwithsoapandwater”
Billywasunashamed“Wellit’sbeenabeautChristmasthen”he
answered - his face one broad grin.
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