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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. The Outlaws'
Plans--Execution of Ned Kelly--Habits and Customs of the
Gang--Katie Kelly's behaviour--Kelly's distrust of Hart--The Cost
of the Destruction of the Gang. It was noticed by the constables
who surrounded the hotel that a number of horses, saddled and
bridled, were ready to be used by the outlaws; some of them were
horses recently reported as stolen, and others were those which we
had frequently seen ridden by Kelly's sisters. The constables shot
some of them so as to prevent the escape of the outlaws. The
prisoners were allowed out soon after daylight, and when the last
of them camo away, only Steve Hart and Dan Kelly were alive in the
hotel. The police say Hart and Dan Kelly kept firing out of the
windows up to one or two o'clock in the day, but having the armour
on they were unable to take accurate aim. I have no hesitation in
saying that had they been without armour when we first attacked
them at the hotel, and could have taken proper aim at us, not one
of us could have escaped being shot. They were obliged Jto hold the
rifle at arm's-length to get anything of a sight. When I was hit I
had my arm under my gun and was running towards them; they were on
my right front, the butt of my gun was under my elbow with the left
hand under the barrels, ready to be used in a moment. Had it been
an inch higher or lower it would have missed me. The outlaws had
provided themselves with another set of horses on the opposite side
of the railway, so that had they been obliged to cross the line in
a hurry, they would have been able to mount their horses and get
off in a moment. The plan they arranged was as follows: -- Joe
Byrne and Dan Kelly went to Woolshed to shoot Aaron Sherritt on
Saturday night, whilst Ned and Steve Hart were to go ...
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|Country of origin:
Francis Augustus Hare
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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