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‘Nimrod’
Edward Elgar suffered from depression, and ‘Nimrod’ is his token of thanks to the true friend who supported him through it.
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
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9: Nimrod

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vernon Handley.

New Stories
Practice Makes Perfect
Making friends is, like playing music, not just a matter of natural talent.
Jane Austen (1775-1817)
The Small Compass
The role of government in a nation’s prosperity is important but limited.
Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
Five young women cared enough about a man’s wedding-day to make the smallest of sacrifices, and received the best of rewards.
St George, Patron Saint of England
George was born in Israel and served in the Roman army, yet makes an ideal patron for England.
St George the Triumphant Martyr
One of the Emperor Galerius’s most trusted generals openly defied him.
The Sunday of Palms and Willows
For centuries, northern countries from Russia to England have laid the catkins of the willow tree before Jesus as he enters Jerusalem.
‘Stand out of my Sunshine!’
Alexander the Great dropped a hint to his sycophantic entourage.
Plutarch (AD 45-120)
The Hare and the Tortoise
Natural talent is all very well and good, but sheer determination sometimes gets better results.
Aesop of Samos
New Puzzles
Pine
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Garden
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Burn
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Act
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Lance
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
Flag Pole
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FLAG and finish with POLE.
Quickword No. 24
Do you know ‘complaint’ (4 letters), and ‘be the right size and shape for a space’ (3 letters)?
Mile
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.

From the Archives

The Small Compass
The role of government in a nation’s prosperity is important but limited.
Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (part one)
Macbeth becomes wound in spells, and finds that one murder leads to another.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Quickword No. 2
Do you know ‘bashful’ (3), and ‘an open area of shrubs and coarse grass’ (5)?
The Hunt for the Wild Boar of Calydon (part one)
King Oeneus of Calydon slighted Artemis, and she pursued a bitter and relentless vengeance upon him.
St John Damascene
John’s enduring influence is evident today in the rich sights and sounds of Christian liturgy.
Free Kick
Changing one letter at a time, see if you can start with FREE and finish with KICK.
Nest
Make as many words as you can from the letters of a nine-letter word.
The Miracle of St John of the Caves
The story of an unexpected escape through the heart of a hill.