Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette , 1 Hōngongoi 1914, Page 3
They lingered for fully half an hour over their "good-bye." But at last John got up from the sofa with an air of determination. This time he really meant to go. Molly, however, had other ideas on the subject, and sought to restrain him. "So soon 5 John?" she sighed. "Yes, darling, I'm afraid I must go." Then seeing protest hovering on her lips, he repeated: "Must go—really must! Though, you know, I'd give ten years of my life to be with you for another hour." Her eyes were full of questioning. So John, as he stooped down to implant a farewell kiss, tenderly added: "But to-morrow I will stay for quite a long time. You see, there's a meeting of our lodge to-night, and I shall be fined tuppence if I'm late."