The Gentlemen's Agreement
The young caddy was accustomed to the hard work associated with his job. In fact, he enjoyed it. But he thought that this chap, whom he had never seen at Old Sunningdale before, rather inconsiderate. The man moved with long, impatient strides in the direction of the first hole's tee box, as though he was in a great hurry, which made him atypical of most linksters. He exhibited considerable agility for one who bore all the markings of middle age -- the silvered temple, creased skin and slightly bowed frame which his barber, tailor and manicurist, talented craftsmen all, strove diligently to conceal. Still, the sun was out. It was a handsome, hazy day with flowers in fragrant bloom, the fairways laying like emeralds between the stately oaks, magnificent monuments to nature which lent the Old Course an ambience suited to its tradition. So the caddy held his temper in check in order to maintain his present condition and finance future university attendance.
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