A practical driver

I’m reminded of a Cobb & Co. driver whom I often met in my childhood days in western Queensland.
He was once asked by a lady passenger if he’d ever been caught in a bushfire.
‘Oh yes,’ he said, ‘I certainly ‘ave.’
‘And what did you do?’ asked the lady.
‘Well, ma’am, I tied a billy full of water to the back axle. Then I drove like ‘ell through the fire. When I reached the safety of the boundary gate, that water was just on the boil an’ ready for tea!’

— “Western Girl” in Bill Wannan’s Come in Spinner



Categories: Quotes

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Anthropology.net

Beyond bones & stones

Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog is a digital youth culture magazine dedicated to your stories and ideas.

Fat Heffalump

Living with Fattitude

Writing Up My Serotonin

Using the world of fantasy to stay sane

Patrick W. Marsh

writer, blogger, screenwriter, consultant

%d bloggers like this: