Rabbits, Romans, Scots and a lost ball

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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.

Charles Woodhouse

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