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No. III
THE FREE MEAL PROBLEM

PROBABLY no member of the Problem Club enjoyed his evening of chairmanship more than Mr Quillian, K.C., who occupied the chair at the forty-fifth meeting. He liked the position of authority, and he liked the opportunity to exercise the nicety and precision of his legal mind. In the Free Meal. Problem, on which he was to adjudicate, the ingenious head-waiter Leonard had made the following deinand :
` It is required within the space of twentyfour consecutive hours to be the guest of one person at breakfast, of another at luncheon, and of a third at dinner, the host being in each case a person whom the competitor has not to his knowledge seen, and with whom he has held no communication, previous to

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THE FREE MEAL PROBLEM

the sunrise preceding the meal. No direct request for a meal may be made, and no remuneration may be given in return for any meal.'
'Now, gentlemen,' said Mr Quillian, when he had read this out, ` this is a problem where the question of definition may arise. For instance, a child in a railway carriage offers a traveller a small piece of deteriorated bun. We will suppose that the hour is eight in the morning and that the traveller has not partaken of food since the previous midnight. In the improbable event of his consuming the-er-proffered dainty, he has undoubtedly broken his fast. But can he be said to have breakfasted ? All I can say is that if the question of definition should arise to-night I will do my best to deal with it on commonsense lines, accurately but without pedantry.'
The chairman then called upon Mr Wildersley, A.R.A., to give his experiences.
Wildersley was a man of middle age who, like many artists, retained something of the

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