Our Spring/summer 2018 competition is to ask you to identify the two characters in this picture. The pachyderm in question could arguably be said to be the most famous elephant currently alive! I couldn't think of another elephant by name!

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The first answer out of the hat before midnight on 30 July 2018, will get a book prize popped in the post to them.

The entries, only by email, must be accompanied by your name and a postal address (you'd be surprised how many folk omit this crucial condition!). Usual rules apply: the owners and employees of a well known weapons' manufacturer etc. should not apply. The final decision is binding and no correspondence can be entered into...or something of the sort.

The answer to the last competition.

We asked: " in a land of typhoons, earthquakes and many islands where might you find this statue? The island whose name we seek was a place of exile, and is now famous for drumming.

The answer

The photograph was taken at a quiet shrine on the lovely Japanese island of Sado. I recall the drummers from Sado coming to the Edinburgh Festival or was it the Edinburgh Festival Fringe about 30 years ago, and their wonderfully energetic performance.

Our competition provoked a larger than usual response: every entry was correct. So Lady Luck takes over at this point and first name out of the hat will be getting something through the post possibly in time for May Day!


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