22 DECEMBER 1939, Page 26


AN eminent writer recently pointed out the extreme rarity in English literature of passages devoted to the description of a happy day. Prizes of book tokens for £2 zs. and LI is. are offered for the most interesting descriptions, either autobio- graphical or imaginative, of a completely happy day. Entries should not exceed 35o words in length.

RULES.—Envelopes should be addressed to the Editor, The Spectator, 99 Gower Street, London, W.C. 1, and marked " Com- petition No. 15." Entries must be delivered by first post on Friday, December 29th. The Editor reserves the right to print, in part or in whole, any entry submitted, and to withhold the prize should no entry attain the requisite standard of merit. Competitors are permitted to submit more than one entry, but no competitor is eligible for more than one prize in any given week. Envelopes should bear a 'id. stamp. No entries can be returned.