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CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME

                                                                                           
CHAPTER I.  PAGE 
He sets out for the Clyde, tries to make a short cut, and misses his way—He is lost in the Bush 
CHAPTER II. 
Is threatened by Eagles—His Sufferings—The Magnetic Needle—The Dogs glve notice of the Natives—Their Attack—His Fight single-handed with the Savages  20 
CHAPTER III. 
Takes Refuge in a deserted Hut—The Natives besiege him, and set fire to the Roof—His Escape—He climbs into a Tree—The Natives set fire to it—Death seems certain—His Rescue  38 
CHAPTER IV. 
He recovers his senses and finds himself among Friends—Account of the Bushrangers at the Great Lake—Moss's extraordinary Escape  68 



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CHAPTER V. 
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The Governor's Proclamation—The Magistrate's Mission—The Sergeant's Device—The Bushrangers Captured   80 
CHAPTER VI. 
He returns to his Home—Sets about repairing his Disasters—How to Build a House with pulverized Earth —Mr. Crab's increased importance, and how Sheep may increase from one hundred to two thousand—The Building of a Stone House resolved on  101 
CHAPTER VII. 
Stone Quarries—Manner of Gardening by Yonng Ladies in New Colonies—A Stranger—Miss Betsey suddenly becomes scientific respecting Stone-Quarries and other matters—The large Ants resent the intrusion on their Territories—Wild-cattle Hunting—A young Bull gets maddened, and galloping into the Bush meets with Betsey—Thornley sees her peril and gives her over for lost  118 
CHAPTER VIII. 
The Stranger saves her Life—The Surgeon appears again—Thornley sets off for Hobart Town  138 
CHAPTER IX. 
The facetious Attorney—Colonial mode of getting rid of a Wife—Thornley attends an Execution, which makes him sick—He returns Homewards—A chase after Sheep—Encounter with a Bushranger  143 
CHAPTER X. 
Awkward Predicament—The Bushranger declares himself—Unexpected appeal  157 



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CHAPTER XI. 
The Bushranger's Tale—His Crimes and his Sufferings—His Escape from Macquarie Harbour  163 
CHAPTER XII. 
Passage across the Country of the escaped Convicts—The Bushranger's Confession—No man so bad but there is some good in him—His last Request—His awful Death  172 
CHAPTER XIII. 
The Corporal is pleased to make some Remarks on the recent Tragedy—He searches the Pockets of the Deceased—His Discoveries—Thornley proceeds in much State to the Magistrate's house—He is restored to his Family—Mr. Crab indulges in some peculiar Observations on the occasion—Red Ribands produce curious emotions in others besides mad Bulls  182 
CHAPTER XIV. 
A Family BreakLast in Van Diemen's Land—A new Settler —Danger of eating Kangaroo-tail Soup—People make love much in the same way on the one side of the Globe as on the other—The Surgeon in danger of Starving—Mr. Crab sympathises with him cordially—Crab s Lamentations on the wretchedness of the conutry  195 
CHAPTER XV. 
The Convict System—Assignment of Convict Labourers to Settlers—System of Reformation—Treatment of the Convicts  213 
CHAPTER XVI. 
Causes of Crime—The Improvement of the Moral Condition ofthe Convict from the amelioration of his Physical State  231 



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CHAPTER XVII. 
The effect of the Convict System on the development of the Resources of the Colony—Management of the Convicts—Complaint of a Master, before a Magistrate, against his assigned Servant  236 
CHAPTER XVIII. 
The Trial  244 
CHAPTER XIX. 
Complaint of an assigned Servant against his Master—The Servant has redress against the ill-treatment of his Master in the same way as the Master against the ill-conduct of his Servant   254 
CHAPTER XX. 
The Working of the Transportation System  264 
CHAPTER XXI. 
Complaint of a Convict against his Fellow-Servant  272 
CHAPTER XXII. 
The Flogging System—Necessity of Coercion and Decision—in a Convict Colony—Horrors of Transportation to Macquarie Harbour, the Penal Settlement of the Colony—Thornley returns Home—A Letter from the Governor  280 
CHAPTER XXIII. 
Surveying a grant of Land-Crab becomes a Landed Proprietor against the grain—He discourses authoritatively on practical Emigration—The Bushranger's Daughter  293 

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