Observer, Rōrahi 7, Putanga 335, 9 Haratua 1885, Page 16
On board a transatlantic liner, first dayout: Captain (at dinner, looking round for a ' parson and at last seeing a man next him. with, a white tie on) : Will you say grace ? ("No answer.] Will you say grace ? [No answer.] (Very loudly) : Will you say grace ? Passenger (at last turning round) : Would you mmd repeating the question. I'm so a d deaf !