- Farewell to Legs
"Farewell to Legs" is a
short storyby P. G. Wodehouse, which first appeared in the United Statesin the July 14 1935edition of "This Week", and in the United Kingdomin the May 1936 issue of the "Strand". It was included in the UK collection " Lord Emsworth and Others", (1937), and in the U.S. edition of " Young Men in Spats" (1936). It is a golfstory, narrated by the Oldest Member.
The title is a play on
Ernest Hemingway's 1929 novel, " A Farewell to Arms".
The betrothal of Evangeline Brackett to Angus McTavish is built, in large part, on the way she bites her lip and rolls her eyes when she tops her drive, says the
Oldest Member. But when Legs Mortimer takes up residence in the Clubhouse, Evangeline's mind wanders from her golf, and Angus worries that she is losing her form for the Ladies' Medal. But the scales fall from Evangeline's eyes when Legs does the unthinkable on the links.
* List of Wodehouse's golf shorts
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