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An Oversight of Steelman's single work   short story   humour  
  • Author:agent Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1897... 1897 An Oversight of Steelman's
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Steelman sends his mate, Smith, into a pub to buy what beer he can with their remaining fourpence. He coaches Smith on what to say and how to act, but there is a fatal flaw in his plan.

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Steelman and Smith Cliff Green , Australia : ABC Television , 1980 7140680 1980 single work film/TV
— Appears in: Lawson's Mates 1980; (p. 58-104)

'The heroes of this tale are professional itinerants — con men whose lifestyle is usually maintained at the expense of others. Steelman, the brains and manipulator, dominates the cringing Smith. After a series of misadventures Smith takes matters into his own hands for the first time and leaves Steelman high and dry. But he has not taken into account Steelman's tenacity.'

Source:

[Television guide], The Canberra Times, 1 February 1980, p.16.

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