Sport: Roque to Croak

The wail of the roque players is loud in the land. They are too good. The game is too easy. They are rolling through their wickets before they come to them.

It must be explained that roque is the scientific descendant of croquet. Croquet to a roque player is like a Jew's harp to a flute player. Roque champions have refined the game down to the point that the arches are only a sixteenth of an inch wider than the balls. Yet their skill has increased to a point beyond which they cannot narrow the...

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