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March 2nd, 2019: "The Merino Sheep" by Banjo Paterson


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Please join us for our next chat in #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EST) on March 2nd, 2019 [01:30 A.M. (GMT), March 3rd], for a discussion of "The Merino Sheep"  by Banjo Paterson.

Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson (1864 -- 1941) was a very popular Australian Journalist and poet and is perhaps best known outside Australia as the author of the song "Walzing Matilda".  His writing captured the flavor of the outback.  For an brief biography those interested might check the Australian Dictionary of Biography http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/paterson-andrew-barton-banjo-7972

"The Merino Sheep"  is a humorous essay describing the difficulties faced by those trying to manage a flock of those animals.  I found a few lol moments while reading it.

Although the story is obviously of Australian origin, it is available from the good folks at:  https://americanliterature.com/author/banjo-paterson/short-story/the-merino-sheep

It was republished in the The Australlian (a newspaper) and is posted on the paper's web site under the title:  "But Wolves in Sheep's Clothing:  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/but-wolves-in-sheeps-clothing/news-story/420c519c79d9fd50bf0e67a2c8565425

As usual we will meet in the #readers_corner channel:

     Webchat:  http://koach.com/cha...=readers_corner  

     mIRC Users:  /server -m chat3.koach.com:6667 -j #readers_corner

I  hope to see you all for the chat.  Don't forget to bring a friend.

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