Beside Silloth’s thirteenth green, a golfer was ratching for his ball.
If unfound, no score.
Two thousand years ago, then a Fort, a soldier was ratching for rabbits.
If unsuccessful, no supper.
Rabbits were introduced to England by the Romans, golf by the Scots, who put a green on the Fort.
The Romans kept out the Scots but the Scots could not keep out the rabbits.
The ball was in a rabbit hole. Free drop. No penalty. The Scots wrote the rules and won.
No supper for the Romans.