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John the Yabby single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1968... 1968 John the Yabby
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Three drunken fishermen are chased out of their boat by an enormous eel. When they return to the boat the next day they find fish and eels alike passed out drunk. However a yabby has managed to keep order amongst the crustaceans.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Some People Bill Scott , Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1968 Z204633 1968 selected work short story Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1968 pg. 132-136
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Complete Book of Australian Folk Lore Bill Scott , Sydney : Ure Smith , 1976 Z206758 1976 anthology poetry short story prose Sydney : Ure Smith , 1976 pg. 234-236
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    y separately published work icon The Banshee and the Bullocky : Tales of My Uncle Arch Bill Scott , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 Z429332 1996 selected work short story humour 'Things were different when Uncle Arch roamed the outback with his bullock team a century ago. These days, few people encounter a banshee in the bush, see a flying saucer, or see and capture a giant mud-gudgeon ... Yet these and many other things happened to this paragon of a bushman, faithfully chronicled by Bill Scott and the exploits brought to life by Ron Edwards's humorous illustrations.' (Publication summary) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1996 pg. 43-48
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