Final Word

January 26, 1996

This week's Final Word comes from an author who owes something to Edward Gibbon:

"So Peter went out, and Paul settled down again in his chair. So the ascetic Ebionites used to turn towards Jerusalem when they prayed. Paul made a note of it. Quite right to suppress them. Then he turned out the light and went into his bedroom to sleep."

The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Thomas Hardy's Return of the Native , is Jude Oram of South Brent, Devon.

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