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The Clicking of Cuthbert (Golf Without Tears)
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UK Title: The Clicking of Cuthbert
First published in UK: February 3 1922 by Herbert Jenkins, London
US Title: Golf Without Tears
First published in US: May 28 1924 by George H. Doran, New York
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Golf, like measles, should be caught young...

These stories are linked by a common narrator, and all concern themselves with love-specifically, the gaining or losing of love via the infuriating game of golf. Mr. Cuthbert Banks, who recently won the French Open, can't get his beloved Adeline to so much as look his way, as she is a literary type, more smitten with the local bad author. But when a famous Russian novelist comes to lecture the literary society, and wants nothing to do with Adeline's bad author, but heaps praise upon the golfer Cuthbert, Adeline's heart warms to him, and all is right in the world.

One golfer loses his fiance when he take up golf late in life and just can't stop thinking about the game-on the eve of his wedding. The fiance, needless to say, is glad to leave him to his golf. One golfing woman attempts to kill (with her niblick) her golfing husband, who just won't stop talking during the game. (He survives, and is cured of his garrulousness.) Other loves succeed or fail, steered by the vagaries of that tiny little white ball.

These stories will amuse and gladden all golfers, and also will entertain those unfortunate enough to have fallen in love with a golfer.

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