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John Henry Smith

A Humorous Romance of Outdoor Life

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,238 / 205 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,119
Added to site: 2005.03.04 9904

A golfing romance.

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s Ross and me two strokes," proposed Thomas, "we will play you for the dinners."

I felt sure it was a put-up job, but what could I say?

"I did not dare choose you for my partner, Mr. Smith," interposed Miss Dangerfield. "I know it is tiresome for a good player to go pottering around the links with women at his heels, and only suggested a game if you had no other engagements."

"Mr. Smith dare not plead another engagement," asserted Miss Ross, her dark eyes flashing a challenge. She is a lovely girl, but digs up the turf terribly.

"Smith has no game on. He has been over there talking for an hour," added Thomas, before I could say a word. I could have murdered him.

"I am delighted, and it is kind of you to ask me," I lied most effusively. "It is an easy game for us, Miss Dangerfield."

"Do not be too sure," scornfully laughed Miss Rosa. "Mr. Thomas is a splendid player."

"But he cannot equal Mr. Smith," declared my loyal partner. "Oh, Mr. Smith, I have heard so muc

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.7 from 3 reviews: *****
Henry L. Ratliff

Plot bullets

  • Mr. Smith lives for golf.

  • Mr. Smith is a bachelor.

  • Mr. Smith has a dim view of women golfers.

  • Well, there may be an exception in the case of one pretty girl.

  • Mr. Smith tries his hand at the stock market.

  • Follow Mr. Smith, as he tries to balance all these and more.


It is a light story, very pleasant to read, especially, the main charater of Henry felt quite natural & this story greatly caught my interest. Worthy of attention story.


A great book! The play-by-play detail of golf games set in high society are exceptional. The love story line told from an avid golfer is a seldem seen insight into men's thoughts about love. Great book for a quick read on a rainy afternoon. It is light and humorous and can be recommended to any age group interested in a playful golf love story. Cute, simple, "G" rated.



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