A letter of introduction lands on Gildy’s desk. It’s from an old college chum who he idolized. Brinkerhoff was the big man on campus, all American football player, and his son is coming to town. Can Gildy pave the way for him? Can Miss Fitch play center, asGildy tries to re-enact a big play from the glory days on the grid iron?
The news of the visiting young version of old Brink is spread to all Gildy’s friends, and in flashback we get a glimpse of how Brink took care of Tubby’s girlfriend for him after being injured on the football field. What a buddy… what a pal… or maybe just a jerk.
The young Brink arrives, and is soon bored by the big party that Gildy has thrown to meet the key citizens ofSummerfield. Marjorie has been forced to cancel her date to entertain Brink, and the two slip out to do their own thing. Is there something between them? I think Marjorie has a long evening of fending off wolfish advances, but Gildy idolizes his college chum, and thinks it would be a privilege to marry off his niece to the young Brink.
Is he jumping the gun to spread his hopes to his friends? What exactly are Brinks intentions with his niece? Gildy is surprised to learn the truth.