Getting the Last Word
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    “Getting the Last Word,” Ensign, Dec. 1991, 58–59

    Getting the Last Word

    “And I looked and beheld a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my father had seen; and the beauty thereof was far beyond, yea, exceeding of all beauty; and the whiteness thereof did exceed the whiteness of the driven ______.”

    I left the last word off the last verse as I finished my turn reading during our family scripture time. Then I asked my wife and sons to fill in the blank. We tried this again on the next verse, then the next and the next. We found that we could supply the last word of many verses—and we also discovered that we were listening more closely as each person read.

    We now enjoy this game regularly as we study. In addition, I add variety at the beginning of scripture time by asking the boys to tell me which book we are reading, then which chapter.—Blaine R. Holdaway, Pleasant Grove, Utah