St Andrews is a healthy bracing place with good bathing and interesting ruins. The links both new and old were delightful and frequented by interesting people. In fact the Asquith family used to keep us and others waiting unduly long on the tees. It is supposed that she talked too much, instead of getting on with the game. We all went over to Elie one day, whence there was a fine view which took in May Island at the mouth of the Firth of Forth, North Berwick Law, a conical hill, Largo Law, another sugar loaf, and Arthur's Seat over Edinburgh, with the sparkling waters of the Firth in between. Then at Elie we played a return family match with the Milligans who used to spend their holidays there. Another summer we went to North Berwick, where we used to see Mr Balfour and his friends frequently playing on the links. You see, we were all enthusiastic golfers and in these places met plenty of other like minded people.

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