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SPECTATOR COMPETITION No; 454 Set by Allan 0. Waith On

the first of September. one Sunday morn, 1 shot a hen pheasant in standing corn Without a licence. Contrive who can Such a cluster of crimes against God and Man!

Competitors are asked to contrive a comparable criminal record, within the confines of a four-line verse, for any one of the following: a publican, a landlord (or a tenant), a passenger on British Rail- ways, a parent, a motorist, a theatre-manager, an MP. Prize: six guineas.

Entries, addressed 'Spectator: Competition No. 454; 99 Gower Street. London, WCI, by Novem- ber 4. Results on November 14.