ERNEST SHOOTS A KANGAROO
I had noticed on the shore many pieces of wood, of which I thought I could make a kind of sledge, so that we could drag our cask of butter and other provisions from Tent House to Falcon Stream, and so save ourselves the labour of future journeys.
I woke early next morning, meaning to set to work before the others were awake, and I roused Ernest to help me, thinking it better to leave Fritz with the family, as he was the tallest and strongest. Ernest got up willingly enough, and we descended the ladder without disturbing the others. We harnessed the donkey, and I made him draw some large branches of a tree which I wanted.
We were not long in finding the pieces of wood, and set to work to cut them the proper length, and then we laid them crossways on the branches, which made for them a sledge of a sort. We added to