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The Mascot single work   short story   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1931... 1931 The Mascot
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A bankrupt farmer seeks work in Malaysia and returns fearing he has contracted a 'plague.' After he adopts a stray greyhound pup the plague seems to strike, but with the dog for company he buys drought-stricken sheep instead of getting drunk or committing suicide. As the drought breaks, what seems the final phase of the plague proves to be headaches from increasing myopia.


  • Illus., drawing

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Queenslander 22 January 1931 11600226 1931 newspaper issue 1931 pg. 6
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