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Issue Details: First known date: 1897... 1897 One of the Cloth
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A police inspector, pursuing a bushranger, believes he has cornered him and is all set to make an arrest him when a reverend rides up to say he was robbed by the bushranger. However, all is not as it appears.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Bushigrams Guy Boothby , London : Ward, Lock , 1897 Z137511 1897 selected work short story drama London : Ward, Lock , 1897 pg. 110-121
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Sydney Mail vol. 65 no. 1957 8 January 1898 Z1387136 1898 newspaper issue 1898 pg. 82
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Anthology of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction Ken Gelder (editor), Rachael Weaver (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2008 Z1519666 2008 anthology short story crime

    'From the editors of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction comes this fascinating collection of disturbing mysteries and gruesome tales by authors such as Mary Fortune, James Skipp Borlase, Guy Boothby, Francis Adams, Ernest Favenc, 'Rolf Boldrewood' and Norman Lindsay, among many others.
    In the bush and the tropics, the goldfields and the city streets, colonial Australia is a troubling, bewildering place and almost impossible to regulate—even for the most vigilant detective.
    'Ex-convicts, bushrangers, ruthless gold prospectors, impostors, thieves and murderers flow through the stories that make up this collection, challenging the nascent forces of colonial law and order. The landscape itself seems to stimulate criminal activity, where identities change at will and people suddenly disappear without a trace.
    'The Anthology of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction is a remarkable anthology that taps into the fears and anxieties of colonial Australian life.'  (Publication summary)

    Carlton : Melbourne University Publishing , 2008
    pg. 162-166
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