|Newspaper Title||Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842 - 1899)|
|Trove Title||Light after Darkness|
FOR THE CHILDREN.. LIGHT AFTER DARKNESS. Written for the "Examiner" BY "ETHELBURGA," LAUNCESTOiN. OHAPTER IV.-(Continued.) "I should not be happy here, dear father," Bob wrote. "Mr. Roberts is harsh and unjust. I did not de serve a blow, and could never respect a master who had struck me for so slight a cause. The little education which. I have been able to acquire will, help me, and somelthing tells me than in a far-off land across the seas I shall be aible to win a name that you will be proud of. Farewell, dear father, once more. Do not fret, and do not attempt to bring me back, for I feel that I would rather die than re turn to 'The Acacias.' " And in the darkness of the night, wlhen all' were asleep, Bob turned his back upon 'his home.