"She miscalculated her final
Mary's neighbours a cut and the side nearest to young lad, Johnny, a Mary springing suddenly out,
struck her a blow so severe as
son of one of the early to destroy life instantaneous-
Scotch settlers in the ly•"
Newcastle district, who
was about her own age, was a famous axe-man. Mary was anxious to try her skill with the young Scot and got her brother, Patsy, who was Johnny's working-mate, to vacate his place for her. She proved herself quite as skillful as