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The Alone Man

An Australian Love Story

Ian B G Burns

Copyright Ian Burns, 2005

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For Sue

He was old. Not very old, or as old as some people. But he was old.

Once it had been different. He'd lived there on the edge of the great red gum forest, well out of town, with his farm stretching out and down in front of him, to the river.

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