[Editor: The novel Such is Life by Tom Collins (Joseph Furphy) is regarded as a classic book of Australian literature. A glossary has been provided to explain various words and phrases that may be unfamiliar to modern readers.]
Such is Life
Being certain extracts from the diary of Tom Collins
Tuesday, Oct. 9 — Goolumbulla; To Rory’s
Friday, Nov. 9 — Charley’s Paddock; Binney; Catastrophe
Sunday, Dec. 9 — Dead Man’s Bend! Warrigal Alf Down; Rescue Twice; Enlisted Terrible Tommy, etc.
Wednesday, Jan. 9 — Trinidad Pad., Per Sam Young; Convlave
Saturday, Feb. 9 — Runnymede; To Alf Jones’s
Friday, March 28 — Wilcannia Shower; Jack the Shellback; Saturday, March 29 — To Runnymede; Tom Armstrong and Mate
Tom Collins [Joseph Furphy], Such is Life, Sydney: The Bulletin Newspaper Company, 1903
Due to the length of the story, the chapters have been divided into several parts:
Each part of a chapter ends with a link to the next part of the chapter, or to the following chapter.