"An' when I come un tull Auckland short o' coal, after lettun' her druft sux days wuth the fires out tull save the coal, an' wuth only twenty tons in my bunkers, I was thunkun' o' the lossin' o' time an' the expense, an' tull save the owners I took her un an' out wi'out pilotage.
'Speakun' o' Auckland--of course, Captun, you was never un Auckland?' 'Yus,' I says, 'I was un there very recent.' 'Oh, ho,' he says, very angry-like, 'so you was the smart Aleck thot fetched me thot letter from the owners: "We note item of fufteen pounds for pilotage ot Auckland.
They send a letter tull Captun Robinson for no savun' them the fufteen pounds, an' tull me: 'We note item of two guineas doctor's fee at Auckland for crew.
Captain Auckland played the billiards first, and it was not until he was comfortably seated in a steamer-chair, his second whisky securely in his hand, that he let off his bomb.
"The Upolu sailed all right." Captain Auckland sipped his whisky with provoking slowness.
"But what is Miss Lackland intending to do?" Captain Auckland grinned.
He worked his passage on a sailing vessel that was making the trip from Auckland
to San Francisco, and he arrived with a box of paints, an easel, and a dozen canvases.
It is quite separate and was left me by my uncle Ned in Auckland
. It is in New Zealand stock, paying 4 1/2 per cent.
Cricket Express has two stores in Auckland
, the first in Enfield St, Mt Eden and the second located on the North Shore at Paul Matthews Rd, Albany.
It remains the first and only private surgical facility in the South East region of Auckland
, serving a significant area south from Green Lane, Auckland
, the Hauraki Plains, Coromandel and Hamilton.
Here's a fact about Auckland
. Of the 4 odd million people who reside in New Zealand, 1.5 to 2 million live in the Greater Auckland
While official figures place Auckland
's population at a modest 1.4 million people, the city's reputation as the 'sailing capital of the world' is well earned.