Excerpt from The Sweet Heart of the Bush Breakers ahead, cried the driver of the coach and four, as the bullocky made the lash of his green hide whip echo through the forest, and the four dashing horses were brought to a standstill just in time to avert a collision. Gordon Stirling had travelled by the early train from Melbourne to the terminus, and at the time of this, his change of sphere from city to back blocks, Australia was in a state of commotion in consequence of the Boer War, which was in the heat of battle. Contingents were being formed and great preparations were being made for their embarkation. Volunteers in their uniform mingled with the crowds on the various stations waiting for the up trains. And the passengers seemed to have but one topic, The Boer War. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.