A Prayer for Blue Delaney
Colm is an - orphan of Empire - sent from the UK after World War II to the infamous Bindoon Boy's Home in the WA bush. He escapes and teams up with old Billy Dare and his dog, Rusty. Together they evade the authorities and go adventuring through western and central Australia, along the dingo fence, looking for work. Ages 11+.
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Page 72 - Was it needless death after all? For England may keep faith For all that is done and said. We know their dream; enough To know they dreamed and are dead; And what if excess of love Bewildered them till they died? I write it out in a verse — MacDonagh and MacBride And Connolly and Pearse Now and in time to be, Wherever green is worn, Are changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born.
Page 241 - Que sera, sera Whatever will be, will be The future's not ours to see Que sera, sera What will be, will be11 My throat started to constrict, and I fought off tears.
Page 100 - Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy: from the unjust and deceitful man deliver me. R. Since Thou, O God, art my strength, why hast Thou cast me off?
Page 78 - ... for seventy years, for seventy years and three; And few have lived a flatter life, more useless life than she; She never said a clever thing or wrote a clever line, She never did a noble deed, in coming times to shine; And yet we read, and still we read, in every magazine, The praises of that woman whom the English call 'the Queen...
Page 172 - I thought you were on my side.' 'I am on your side but . . .' Lily didn't get a chance to finish her sentence.
Page 224 - She put her hand to her mouth as if to stop herself from saying anything else. She looked about to cry, and I saw that she was no less upset than I was and no stronger, either. "Oh, please,
Page 74 - But, sometimes you have to do what you think is right You have to go with your own feelings.
Page 107 - Otteman sitting at the table with a cup of tea in front of her.