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P TO THE jSDITOK, Sir,—l am a school boy, aged 11J, past Standard 111. and take a great interest 'in sport and 'arm work. On adding up your results of che cricket match Okain's against Duvauchelles I find jour figures very inoorect. Peihaps you oould correct them for us kids over here. For two years I have out cocksfoot and I think what you say about our crops eaoh year is aa rong as your addi- P tion. In your cocksfoot report right under cricket you say "seed threshed in November by the wind," Our eeed is not threshed until

we out it. All ouia i<? very oltan and in very sheltered pla'es rrrl awny from most hinds of wind f>B vp can show you Inter on, Our *£ seed in Noven bar ie green hay find could not bp flawed by a windy storm, You must depend on others for opinions tvA not oi your own. If I oan hep you nest ypar please let me know.—l am yours very truly "• JOHN E. THA.CKER Okain's Bay. [We maat congratulate Master Thncker on having passed the 3rd Standard at the it narly age of 11J years, but with a'l tU9 • deference would po/nt out that there ure are two r in incorrect, at, least so our die tionary snye. Perhaps it ia wrong, or ac our corroFpon'lent p pfers it'rong" As j to the error in the cricket report, wherah? TTplaver's total read 13 in place of 43. Master Tnaokir may fidd later in life thnt there are other errors besides piinter'e ■- Wo are, however, pleisad to state that our young correspondent and the "Mail" agrpe about the prospects of the cocksfoot crop, though onr young friend, with two years' experia' c, has not bepn nble *o master **" our jonrnnleae. We Rppond the pnr*graph to which be ■ rpfers. " The hißh winds expniienopd in November and December wen= mpon<'le for flitten ing down a lot of crop, tb* stubble being. badly threshpd, brrken and interlaced, and ■** without much boreof ! t reonvering There are, however, some g oi crops which are aandirg well and free from weeds. These are mostly in sheltered podtion* away * from the north west winda." We hope we wiil not deter our young oorrrsninHent from givinß us the further benefit of his vast experience.—Ed. Mail]

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PRECOCIOUS, OKAIN'S BAY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3470, 15 January 1915

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PRECOCIOUS, OKAIN'S BAY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3470, 15 January 1915

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