The Fire in the Stone
by Colin Thiele | HC/DJ
Rigby Limited, 1974, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0851795548X
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, small chips and tears to top edge of dustjacket, institute stamps on title page and back flyleaf
'Ernie Ryan lived in one of the world's most harsh and lawless areas, the opal fields of inland Australia. The teacher in the little school described him as "colourless", but fourteen-year-old Ernie had a dream that glowed with all the colours of the opals which miners found beneath the arid landscape.'