The Devil Went Down To George(a)

Those of you who have read “The Devil Went Down To Brunwick Street will recognise this story. I have rewritten it as a ‘George and Harry’ adventure and I will send it to my granddaughter when she is a little older. I hope you enjoy it and if you have kids that are as old as I was when I first told this story to my cousin, feel free to read it to them.



A George and Harry Adventure.

George loved his job, and how many of us can say that?

Often he would be away from home for weeks on end droving  a mob of cattle across the outback. Sometimes he would have extra help but on this occasion it was just George and his horse.

Harry’s full name was Harold William the third, at least that’s what it said on his breeder’s papers.

Harry was a thoroughbred stallion.

He cost George a lot of money.

The bidding was fierce, but George was determined to have him. A drover is nothing without a good horse.

They say that it is hard to work out where a good horse and a rider start and finish and that was how it was with George and Harry.

They had been slowly moving the herd for about a week letting them set their own pace. They had…

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