20 JANUARY 1950, Page 14

Competition No. 3

Set by HILARY BRETT-SMITH A prize of £5, which may be divided, is offered for nine lines to complete a poem beginning:

"Some fifty years before These three had shared a bungalow In Bangalore. . ."

Entries must be addressed to the Spectator, 99 Gower Street, London, W.C.1, in envelopes marked "Competi- tion," and must be received not later than January 27th.

Results will be published in the Spectator of February 3rd.