On Billabong station Jim, now assistant to his father, breaks in a promising young colt, and with Norah and Wally, helps with the intricacies of hauling a large bullock from the depths of a mud hole. World War I is underway. Jim and Wally want to enlist. Mr. Linton needs to travel to London on family business so they all set sail on the Perseus, a huge ocean liner carrying produce to Europe, to involve themselves in the war effort. On board they observe black-out restrictions to avoid being detected at night by enemy destroyers and deal physically with a German spy. They have an all too interesting time during their stopover in Durban, South Africa. Then their ship is captured by an enemy warship and almost sunk before a dramatic rescue takes place, allowing them to eventually reach London safely where the boys enlist in the British Army. (At that time, all Australians were British subjects.)
This book is under copyright owned by the Mary Grant Bruce Family Trust.
First Published in: 1915
First Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co. Limited
Places First Published: London, Melbourne and Toronto