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Examples of Blue-shirted
The sun was sinking as they cast anchor for the night before Ismailia, and saw the mouth of the Sweetwater Canal, and the docks and houses of the brand-new town which the late sovereign of Egypt built and named after himself, fading into the fast-falling darkness.
Here, for the first time, he saw a _punka_, or monster fan, worked by a rope, and hung from the ceiling of a room.
In October 1852 at a place called Moonlight Flat (near Forest Creek), these desperadoes had become so numerous and shameless, and their outrages so frequent, that the miners rose _en masse_ against them.
Every night horses were stolen, tents broken into, and "holes" plundered of gold by the "night fossickers"-miscreants who watched for the richest "holes" during the day, marked them, and plundered them at night.
Miss Mary was both embarrassed and angry.
It was a hot day, and not long after this, that two short-legged boys came to grief on the threshold of the school with a pail of water, which they had laboriously brought from the spring, and that Miss Mary compassionately seized the pail and started for the spring herself.