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Jim of the Hills - A Story in Rhyme

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"Jim of the Hills - A Story in Rhyme" by C. J. Dennis is a captivating narrative poetry collection that transports readers to the lush landscapes of rural Australia. The author's use of rhyme and meter creates an engaging rhythm that propels the story forward, making it an enjoyable and easy read.

The main character, Jim, is a strong and resilient protagonist who faces various challenges and obstacles throughout the book. From dealing with the harsh realities of life in the bush to navigating the complexities of human relationships, Jim proves himself to be a relatable and endearing figure.

Dennis's poetic language is both lyrical and evocative, painting vivid images of the Australian countryside and bringing the setting to life. His descriptions of nature, wildlife, and rural life are richly detailed, immersing readers in the sights and sounds of the bush.

Overall, "Jim of the Hills - A Story in Rhyme" is a charming and well-crafted collection of poems that celebrates the beauty and hardships of life in the Australian outback. With its engaging narrative and vivid imagery, this book is sure to resonate with readers who appreciate poetry and storytelling.

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Jim, an axe-man for a sawmill, who is a hard-knuckled, two-fisted fighting man when he has to be, but is shy around women, longs to find a wife and settle down. Two women, one a mercenary widow of the country town, the other a classy city girl, both set their caps for Jim. Will true love triumph? Will Jim's dog ever get his dinner? Will Jim ever get his tongue untied? These and other questions are answered in this story in rhyme. - Summary by Son of the Exiles

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