chapter  11
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The Aging Eagle

In March 1938 a 19-year-old student at the Florida Bible Institute finished his evening walk on the eighteenth green near the school's front door. (Bible institutes seldom have golf courses-this one was a reconverted country club, purchased cheaply during the Depression). 'The trees were loaded with Spanish moss," he remembered later, "and in the moonlight it was like a fairyland." Suddenly he fell to his knees, and said, "O God, if you want me to preach, I ' l l do it."