5 APRIL 1957, Page 37

Wolfe is reported to have said that he would rather

have written Gray's Elegy than taken Quebec. For the usual prize of six guineas com- petitors are asked to devise three equally improb- able preferences by •distinguished characters of this century.

Entries addressed 'Spectator Competition No. 373,' 99 Gower Street, London, WC1, by April 16. Results on April 26.