Manawatu Times, Rōrahi XXVII, Putanga 7793, 24 Hōngongoi 1903, Page 3
A. farmer down south, says the Brace Herald, keeps a rather dilapidated, fowl run, and his feathered stock have for months pa6t been running foul of his neighbour's garden, on which the owner prides himself. Numerous protests by the gardener were of no avail, the owner of the fowls declaring he would mend the fence when he liked. Threats to appeal to the law were unheeded. Then a little strategy suggested itself. One morning the gardener put a card in. his window, with a basket of eggs, and upon the card the following.xxotice : "New-laid eggs for sale."- The owner of. the fowls was amongst the first to see it. He knew the gardener kept no fowls, and the inference was obvious. In less than six Sours the fence was mended, but the man is still unaware that those eggs were supplied by a local grocer.