which we had left.  After a whole days riding without finding a single track, we were first going to camp, when fresh tracks appeared. We camped with the intention of following them the next morning and made our supper of ovianta kangaroos tail with greater satisfaction   During the night however we were most agreeably awakened by the sound of the bell and we could closely distinguish what direction the mules took. We soon found them next morning and though I had intended to hunt for the 2 mules on the other side of the [snackings?] I am so much afraid of loosing the 7 that I gave it up and returned with them 40 miles to the camp.  In passing along a small plain about 10 miles from the junction on our way home we saw a mob of cattle and Wommai who rode after them, as they set off in full gallop, observed that it was our whole herd with the exception of those we have left in the camp. About 5 miles from the camp after having found 3 more horses we saw a fire and heard cooees. When we rode up we found Mr Hely [indecipherable] and Brown encamped, but having started the day before to look for us, to whom they supposed. Some [indecipherable] had happened. Hely and Brown had the fever and this [indecipherable] them to go on. They told us that the 4 head of cattle had bolted the very morning of our leaving, but that Mr Mann had seen them 2 days afterwards and that they had been brought back to the camp and that one had been shot and its meat dried. I feared it would be so, my companions in the camp even more proving in health and the meat had dried well, Several horses and mules had come to the camp and the whole number of our [indecipherable] stock were 9 mules and 10 horses. The 18th June was a day of rest and we had a pudding in honour of the battle of Waterloo. The 19th I went with Wommai and fetched the hobbled horses and mules and while Perry was making hobble straps.  All

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