In all museums throughout the world one may see plaster casts of footprints of weird animals, footprints preserved for posterity, not because the animals were particularly good of their sort, but because they had the luck to walkon the lava while it was cooling. There is just a faint hope that something of the same sort may happen to us. Banjo (Andrew Barton) PatersonSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Of Henry Lawson and himself writing in a new land. Quoted in Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie A Literary Heritage: 'Banjo' Paterson (1988), introduction.
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