Verse II – Thomas E. Spencer (1845-1910)

Molongo had a head on it, and challenged us to play

A single-innings match for lunch – the losing team to pay.

We were not great guns at cricket, but we couldn’t well say no,

So we all began to practice, and we let the reaping go.

We scoured the Flat for ten miles round to muster up our men.

But when the list was totalled we could only number ten.

Then up spoke big Tim Brady: he was always slow to speak,

And he said-‘What price M’Dougal, who lives down at Cooper’s Creek?’

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