Farewell to Legs

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"Farewell to Legs" is a short story by P. G. Wodehouse, which first appeared in the United States in the July 14, 1935 edition of This Week, and in the United Kingdom in 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 golf story, 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.

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