This afternoon, as Dad approached his dumb patient, he suddenly put down the bucket of water which he was carrying and ran, shouting angrily A flock of crows flew away from Farmer and cawed from a tree close by Dad was excited, and when he saw that one of the animal s eyes was gone and a stream of blood trickled over its nose he sat down and hid his face in his big rough hands. Read On Our Selection author Steele Rudd – tbjewellers.co.uk
Rudd was born Arthur Hoey Davis at Drayton, Queensland, and left school early, working on nearby stations before joining the public service in Brisbane He married Violet Brodie in 1894 and they had four children The Bulletin published his first sketch of life as a selector in 1895 More stories followed, and their popularity led the Bulletin to publish the collections On Our Selection 1899 and Our New Selection 1903 , which were also successfully adapted for the stage Rudd established Steele Rudd s Magazine in 1903, which continued with name changes, lapses and revivals until 1927 Rudd was prolific, writing six plays andthan twenty books, including the well received novel, Memoirs of Corporal Keeley 1918 His wife s institutionalisation in a mental hospital, the dissolution of their marriage, problems with alcohol and money, are all considered to have contributed to a decline in the quality of his later work.
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