|Newspaper Title||Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954)|
|Trove Title||A Pit Brow Lassie|
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A PIT BliÖW LASSIE.
BY JOHN MONK FOSTER,
Author of "The Moss fit Mystery," "A
Poor Man's Tragedy," "Judith's
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SYNOPSIS OF PBEVJOL'S CHAITEIIS.
CIIAITKKS 1. AND H.-At Ashford, a town of collerfes, te the KiuK Mt, where worked Kate Lti±rh, a *' pit brow lassie," somewhat above thc ordinary run of thc colliery Îfri«. Uar haodefome fsoe and superior mien attmct
ruke Standish, & collier of í ntelliiiOi.ee and w>inc ambition. Ile appreciates «o occident which enables him te drag ber from under the wheels of ai approaching wagon, but, slipping himself, euutaine a serious accident, which prostates him for some time. K-te Lei(.'h sod her mother ví-it liiiu in his illness, and an actjuaijjtam» spring« v¡> t-utween them He fends
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Ci IA nw HI and IV.-Luke Standish and Kate Leigh otteiid a picnic and there bec .rae avowed lovers, the tnarriovc however being posponed ind* finitely. Tho story tabing a retrospective step relates how the father and mother ot Kate Loiuh resided at Pendleton nome twenty years before the even's previously narrated occur. He ls thriftless and drunken while abe ls pt»instaki«K and thoughtful. Jealous of the kindness shown to her by George ti&mtorth, « former lover* he âuarrels with her and leaves her Struicgllng alone,
ic and ber child, Kare, go to live at Orrelham, and there Kate, working at one of the pits is grossly insulted by thc manager She fell him wttli a brush, and she and her mother leave thc town, returning to Ashford where her father h»d to cruelly left them.