During my stay in Melbourne the gold-fever was at its height.
The gold-fever was hot in their blood; and they were deaf and blind to all but the digging man.
Monday was the fifteenth day of the gold-fever; and, like most other fevers, it was then at its height.
In vain he tried to persuade his mates to follow suit, but the gold-fever had taken too strong a hold upon them.
While he was doing this, he suddenly felt tug after tug on his line—frenzied pulls that woke him from his gold-fever instantly.
Henry got the gold-fever back in '49, him and a lot of other young fellers, and nothin' would do but he must go to California.
We leave this very fantastic and unhealthy land—now smitten with gold-fever as well as other maladies—to-morrow.
While we were surveying at "New York of the Pacific," occurred one of those little events that showed the force of the gold-fever.
It will be remarked, that this somewhat unfavourable report is made at the end of the first six months of the gold-fever.
Such is the haste with which an idea is acted upon when the gold-fever has seized its victim.