Middleton's Peter single work   short story  
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1900... 1900 Middleton's Peter
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Joe Middleton's wife, Maggie, gives birth with the assistance of Mother Palmer, but is in need of a doctor, specifically the unregistered and alcoholic Doc. Wild. Joe's brother, Dave, rides fifteen miles to fetch him, but Doc. Wild is drunk in Black's shanty and will not come. It takes Old Peter, also known as Middleton's Peter, to persuade him.

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  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
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