A Bunch of Battlers HTML version

Robyn listed some items of food. As she paid for them, the
storekeeper reached under the counter, where the sweets were
kept.
“Hereyouareyoungman– think you can handle a bag of mixed
lollies?”ThewomanputawhitepaperintoBilly’shandadding
“Onthehouse”
“Thanksyouarenice”Billywasproperlygrateful
“Thankyouverymuch”saidRobynasshegathereduptheir
purchases. Billy waved as they left the store.
*
A cloud of dust rose as a willy-willy whipped across the track. The
children were pedalling slowly in the mid-afternoon sun, across
some bare country that lay between the Lachlan and Bogan
Rivers.
“Weshouldbeabletospotthewindmill. According to the map,
there is a bore somewhere around here. Everyone look hard – we
mustn’tmissit– wedon’twanttomakeadrycamp”Petesaid
anxiously. He did not want to have to break into their reserve five
litres of water.
Robyn spotted a flashtothewest“TherePete– isthatit?”she
pointed“There!”