For my research, I get to have fun digging around in the old newspapers on TROVE. The following is a short “story” (really more a moral piece) published in the Ballarat Star on the 1st of January, 1890. I fixed the poor OCR and, as I can’t find a text edition online, thought I’d post it here. Unfortunately, there are a few missing lines due to issues with the digital copy of the paper.

 

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