The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

‘The boy with the fair hair low­ered him­self down the last few feet of rock and be­gan to pick his way to­wards the la­goon. Though he had taken off his school sweater and trailed it now from one hand, his grey shirt stuck to him and his hair was plas­tered to his fore­head. All round him the long scar smashed into the jun­gle was a bath of heat. He was clam­ber­ing heav­ily among the creep­ers and bro­ken trunks when a bird, a vi­sion of red and yel­low, flashed up­wards with a witch-like cry; and this cry was echoed by an­other.’


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