After supper the gentlemen went out to hunt opossums by moonlight, and shot two, literally 'up a gum-tree.'
Some find the gum-tree “dull,” because it has no flaring, flaunting brightness.
Those who heard him as they hid behind a gum-tree declared his language then was that of a college man.
But the gum-tree is as distinctive of Australia as are the emu and the kangaroo.
Like a brace of opossums, they were up a gum-tree in no time, although the lady was in an advanced state of pregnancy.
"He's up a gum-tree instead of under one," he said enigmatically.
But some have been found made of the blossoms of the eucalyptus, or gum-tree.
The kangaroo is not represented; no, nor the gum-tree either, perhaps!
We came upon buffalo tracks near a large water-hole, and here we each climbed a gum-tree and awaited the arrival of our prey.
We soon entered the gum-tree districts, and we knew we were in Ugogo.