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Issue Details: First known date: 1884... vol. 20 no. 232 September 1884 of The Australian Journal est. 1865 The Australian Journal
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* Contents derived from the 1884 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Parson's Canoe Trip, 1884 single work short story detective
Slight detective tale set in England. A parson and two members of his poor East London parish on a canoe trip up the Thames request permission to camp on a private island. A robbery is discovered later, and only slowly traced to their false appearances. (PB)
(p. 7-8)
Driving a Nail, 1884 single work prose humour

On the different procedures followed by men and women to achieve their result. (PB)

(p. 8)
A Diamond Robbery, 1884 single work short story
In Paris during the days of the Second Empire, a Russian Countess is robbed of two diamond ear-rings by ingenious imposters. Light. (PB)
(p. 9-10)
A Short Visit, 1884 single work short story
A married couple test the motive of the relatives coming to visit them by moving into an old holiday shack by the lake for a few days. Light; entertaining. (PB)
(p. 10-11)
My Story of the Manse, W. W. , 1884 single work short story
Mark S___, a private detective, is hired in the 70s to discover the mystery of a Presbyterian minister's wife's visits to Melbourne from their country home, as she becomes increasingly mad. Supposedly visiting her son's grave, she in fact visits him, a buglar hiding from the police who also believe him dead. A coarse simpering cousin and a criminal groom also involves themselves in the tale. (PB)
(p. 12-19)
He Changed His Mind, Leola Glenwood , 1884 single work short story
Domestic tale. Frank Ivan suggests to his wife that she should give up reading and being a 'blue' to become a fashionable society woman. She defers to his wishes for six months, changing their home utterly, having little time for him or the children, until he buys her a book himself and she happily returns to her old ways. Light satire. ('Blue' is carefully distinguished from a woman's rightist). (PB)
(p. 20-22)
Open for Engagement, 1884 single work prose
Humorous anecdote concerning a Sunderland shipowner's mistake about Gladstone's identity. (PB)
(p. 22)
The Late Bad Boy, 1884 single work prose humour
A boy's account of a practical joke he played on his preacher father and a visiting minister, making each believe the other was deaf. (PB)
(p. 22)
Our Mining Speculator, R. McArthur , 1884 single work prose
On the formation of a mining speculator from an easily-swayed family man who at first gains some success from mining shares but loses it through dunkenness and over-confidence. Sadly moral sketch. (PB)
(p. 26-27)
The Man to Love, 1884 single work prose
Portrait of the ideal most girl grow up with, and the real honest man who should be loved. General moral tone. (PB)
(p. 27)
Christie's Telegraphing, 1884 single work short story

A mill superintendent's daughter is left in charge of $2000 when he is called away on business, and only prevents the robbery through her knowledge of telegraphy. Suspense. (PB)

(p. 28-29)
An Expensive Wedding Gift, 1884 single work short story
The disappearance of an opal and diamond ear-ring - a wedding gift - ruptures an acquaintance between the Carnegie's and the Consols. When Mrs Carnegie later discovers it caught in her cloak she panics and her silence and a jeweller's cleverness eventually return it to its owner - at a stiff price. Slight; intricate scheming. (PB)
(p. 30-32)
Forgiven, 1884 single work prose
An incorrigibly defaulting English soldier is transformed by mercy where punishment failed. (PB)
(p. 32)
Under False Colours, Anon (fl. 1884 - author of 'The Broken Tryst') , 1884 single work short story romance
English light romance of the bored aristocracy. Lady Ermendgarde Beaumonde assumes the role of governess to a very low-toned nouveau riche family. There she meets in her ugly bonnet and green-tinted glasses Sir Marmadule Dorsay who courts her in the guise of a new doctor's assistance, Mr. Killem. All is ultimately and amusingly resolved and revealed. Part social satire, part romance. (PB)
(p. 32-39)
A Night of Horror, 1884 single work prose
Account of a man's experience of being pinioned and nearly strangled - by his own cat and coat. (PB)
(p. 39)
She Knew She Was Right, 1884 single work prose
A domestic tiff over apple sauce in Dakota, USA. Humour, with the wife holding the gun. (PB)
(p. 48)
The Step-Mother, Anne (Miss) Carey , 1884 single work short story
US tale. A step-daughter learns her young step-mother's true worth when she engages herself to an English lord - who is in fact her step-mother's brother and a villain. Slight. (PB)
(p. 49-50)
Anchovies V. Capers, 1884 single work short story
On the Irish proclivity to fight when coolness is necessary; and a misunderstanding leading to a duel between an Irish and a British officer. (PB)
(p. 50)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Includes the final instalment of serial fiction 'Uncle Marmaduke's Will; or, Sunshine and Shadow', pp. 23-26.
Includes the seventh instalment of Mrs E. D. E. N. Southworth's serial fiction, 'The Maiden's Vow', pp. 42-48.
Includes the third instalment of 'Lord Darkwood's Crime; or, The Mystery of Dunholm Castle', p. 1-6.
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