How Muster-Master Stoneman Earned His Breakfast by Price Warung (hier online bestellen)
The story “How Muster-Master Stoneman Earned His Breakfast” by Price Warung published in 1892 deals with the penal system in Australia and the punishments of the arrested convicts. It takes place at a prison in Tasmania, Australia.
One prisoner called Glancy is about to be executioned for killing an overseer.
From his cell he is able to observe the building of the gallow he is going to die at.
Annoyed by the preparation of the prisions chaplain called Ford, he refuses to listen and tells him to leave and not to come again this night. ....
About the author:
William Astley (1855-1911), journalist and author under the pseudonym 'Price Warung', was born on 13 August 1855 in Liverpool, England, the second son of Thomas Astley, jeweller, and his wife Mary, née Price. In November 1859 the family of seven arrived in Melbourne and settled at Richmond, where William attended St Stephen's School, and later the Model School in Carlton.
Astley began his career as a journalist when in 1875 he edited the Richmond Guardian, and for the next fifteen years he trekked over south-eastern Australia. In 1876 he went to Echuca to work on the Riverine Herald, but a nervous illness seems to have incapacitated him from 1878 to 1880. ..........
Taschenbuch: 160 Seiten
Verlag: Klett (Oktober 2010)
Preis: € 7,99