For a prize of competitors were invited to submit a 'Things To Do' list of five items such as might have been compiled by any three of the following : Bottom, Shylock, Lady Macbeth, Koko, Mr. Salteena, Mr. Toad, Aunt Norris, Ron Glum and the
ONLY a small percentage of those who entered the lists this time came anywhere near a consistent prize-worthy standard. It was, of course, only to be expected that detergents, deodorants and dope would figure largely in Lady Macbeth's notes; scales and sharpeners, locks and lawbooks in Shylock's; and beards and breath- sweeteners in Bottom's, but after reading over 250 of them, it was the unusual and original that got into my little list. Anachronisms did not disqualify—after all, the characters are practically immortal— but I preferred the items that shed a side- light on the character to a straight lifting of words from the book.
Too many seemingly did not realise that Toad only had one consuming passion at a time. He would never have put 'Enter for Monte Carlo rally' and 'order space suit' on the same list. Lady Macbeth proved to be the most prolific memo writer, while Koko, true to quotation, only had a little list. Readers will, I think, enjoy Ron Glum's first appearance in these columns and I was happy to see that three lists of the White Queen were in Looking Glass Writing.
To use the available space to the best advantage, the cream of the entries has been skimmed off and rearranged into composite lists. £2 each to P. M. and N. Hodgson, £1 to it. J. P. Hewison, and pats on the back to all other competitors quoted.
Puif clock right in bedroom. CAROLE BAKER.
Pastilles for raven. J. M. GAUSSEN.
Buy a new bra. GOODWILL.
Stop Woman & order New Statesman.
A. K. W. E. CRAVEN.
Sides to middle sheets on spare bed.
Dr. abt hearing aid—Rams horn?
RHODA TUCK POOK.
Detergent (urgent). J. R. TILL. Estate agent re possible expansion. J. R. TILL.
Check position Bir. Wood. D. L. L. CLARKE.
Cook re dinner (one short?). N. HODGSON.
Old clothes to weird sisters. r. M.
WHITE. QUEEN Hair apptmt (not till wk before last).
D. F. HARRISON, Dust thunder from under the sideboard.
J. IL GREENWOOD.
Q. Alice's party (cats in coffee).
R. J. P. HEWISON.
Balance account L2—i1=? N. HODGSON.
Hair. Tues, dry. Weds, wash. N. HODGSON.
Garden: order Gvt stocks see F.O. re swedes. N. HODGSON.
Pins (without points). P. M.
New sieve (Alice spoiled my riddle). P. M.
Ask to have trees cut down, so I can see wood.
Ask Mum for new ash-tray, old one full.
E. A. PAYNE.
Get our marriage banned at church.
J. A. EOTHERINGHAM.
Burn Unle C's Xmas Crd with view of Dartmoor. EDWARD SHEPPARD. Give dole to Cops Savings Eank like Eth said.
Find out Eths other name. CAROLE BAKER.
make sure of suit pud. R. J. P. HEWISON.
borrow Eths gaspenny. R. J. P. HEWISON.
ask my Dad. R. J. P. HEWISON, prise Mum' out of sink. R. J. P. HEWISON.
carnt think. R. J. P. HEWISON.
Health stores—hay diet. D, L. L. CLARKE,
Beards, Varicose, for trying on. JEBRONIUS,
Book on Wildfowl, to study Lions habits.
Tell Wall not to sit on new wet roughcast.
, Throat pastilles. ROFF.
Get weaving. ROFF.
Borrow Quinces glecking book.
RHODA TUCK POOK, See Snug abt scratching post in case.
RHODA TUCK POW:.
Pease-flour to adulterate Snugs voice. P. M. Ask PQ abt debasing ourelves before Duke.
Straw in breeches for more tender falling.
Look up 'mercy' in dictnry. JOSEPH SAMSON. Liniment for hip. RHODA TUCK POOK. Sell 3.1`;',/, Venice Pvmnt Co Stock.
R. B. BROWNING.
Cancel steak. DOROTHY H. JOHNSTON. Repair mincing machine.
DOROTHY II. JOHNSTON, MR. SALTEENA
Buy 10 top-hats (too presumshious?).
Learn riddles for annamated converse with Aristockrasy. ELEANOR MACNAIR. Invite some young ladies to stop.
NANCY GUNTER. Some sented cigarets to impres Ethel with.
NANCY GUNTER. have mustache and wiskers twisted.
R. J. P. HEWISON.
1 doz costly cigars (v. long ones).
It. J. P. HEWISON.
speak E. M. abt red ruge. It. J. P. HEWISON.
DRAINS. R. J. P. HEWISON.