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Digger Smith

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Digger Smith is a heartwarming story that follows the life of a lovable Australian larrikin who embodies the true Aussie spirit. The author, C. J. Dennis, captures the essence of the Outback and the unique characters that dwell there with his vivid descriptions and colloquial language.

The protagonist, Digger Smith, is a hard-working bushman with a heart of gold and a talent for getting into mischief. His escapades and antics will have readers laughing out loud one moment and wiping away tears the next. Despite his flaws, Digger's resilience and kindness shine through, making him a character that readers will root for until the very end.

Dennis' writing style is engaging and authentic, immersing readers in the rugged beauty of the Australian landscape and the vibrant personalities that inhabit it. The dialogue is rich with slang and vernacular, adding to the authenticity of the setting and characters.

Overall, Digger Smith is a delightful read that showcases the best of Australian literature. It is a timeless tale of friendship, adventure, and the power of the human spirit that will resonate with readers of all ages.

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“Digger Smith” is a series of narrative poems about an Australian soldier coming home in the closing months of the Great War minus a leg and with “ANZAC eyes” ... what a later war would call “The Thousand Yard Stare”.
Despite his post-traumatic stress disorder, Digger Smith sets about ministering to everybody’s troubles but his own ... his internal conviction that his amputee status will make him seem “half a man” in the eyes of the lady love he left behind when he went off to the War.
Oh Digger Smith, how little faith you have in woman... - Summary by Son of the Exiles

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