Thursday 4th October 1917

It was a fine day. Willie took the sulky down to the wharf with the eggs. Willie Harper came up to tell me that someone in Auckland wanted to see me and asking me to go up by the Kawau this morning which was leaving here at 10.am. He said the message came from Devonport but he could not catch the name of the sender, so I concluded that the call came from Mr Wallace, so I quickly got ready and caught the boat, we had a calm trip up arriving in Auckland at 3.30 pm.

I then found that a mistake had been made, it was Mr Glass who was wanted, Mr Betham was on the wharf, he lives at Takapuna and Mrs Glass is staying with them, and is ill. On arrival I sent a wire to Willie telling the mistake and then went across to Devonport, the Wallaces were very pleased to see me. Mr Wallace & I went to the pictures in the evening.