Messenio announces an auction and invites the spectators to attend.
A gentleman had died at that date whose furniture was sold by auction.
There had been an auction of the effects of a settler, who was moving off to the South Island.
In that auction Caste comes first, then wealth and position.
Next day we'll have an auction and sell 'em to the highest cash bidder.
That auction was the biggest thing that ever happened at the Old Home.
Narcisse stopped the auction by the noise he made coming downstairs after him.
Personally, at least, she was not chalk-marked for the auction.
We seized a cow, a watch, and some of my own goods, and commenced the auction.
“Not worth much at auction sale,” Archie interrupted, grinning.