Observer, Volume XVI, Issue 958, 8 May 1897, Page 21
Q F says J D is not like he used to be. How used he to be. Q ?...W S looked well pleased with himself whispering the old, old story to his little school girl on Sunday ;
Under a stoady tree they sat ; He held her hand, she held his hat ; He held that kissing was no crime ; She held her head up every time. I held my breath, and wrote this line
whilst poor G in the background bowed her head and wept.. J W hasn't got Buckley's chance with v C since the widower has taken to coming down from the hills with offerings of root-beer. .J O must surely intend tying the fatal knot, since he has got a cage. Now, girls, put on your best smiles. ..B D must have thought those 'Tamaki girls very raw and verdant when he made that appointment for Sunday afternoon. That cunning little smile of youra is certainly very fetching, B; but they fancied they'd seen it before. .The Easter holidays passed off very quietly here, not even a dance to break the monotony. .W H looked very well pleased with himself driving M B to Otahuhn the other Saturday. Getti g a big boy, now, W?..D D took M S for a ride recently, and she didn't fall off either.. The Plat Bush boys quote J W as an authority on volcanic soil since he began taking trips to the other side of the mountain. But he wears his honours gracefully...J D must have fett hurt when his persuasive powers failed to induce G to accept his patronage on Sunday
night.. Those two young ladies certainly looked charming promenading the road on Sunday. Style and fit up-to-date. ..W B looked very absent-minded at the Band of Hope meeting, his thoughts evidently being ' westward ho.' A certain young lady's thoughts have also been taking a westerly direction of late. But he isn't taking any, dear. .F B has been dividing his time pretty evenly between the H sisters of late. They say he is such a dear boy.