Back to Wrykyn School, in the spring term. A mayoral election is pending in
the town. Jude's, a school in the High Street, has a feud against Wrykyn.
There is a mix-up fight in the street, and Sheen, head of Seymour's House,
a scholar and a pianist - no boxer - is faced by Albert, a red-haired
toughie of St Jude's. Sheen funks fighting him. This get Sheen despised and
virtually cut by the whole school - difficult when you have a House to run
as head prefect. Sheen takes to going, illegally, to the Blue Boar where
Joe Bevan, ex-world lightweight champion, failed actor, great quoter of
Shakespeare, teaches and trains boxers. Sheen, with Joe's training behind
him, eventually gets permission from a surprised sports master to enter for
the lightweights at the public schools meeting at Aldershot. He beats
Peteiro of Ripton in the final.
Source: Richard Usborne. Plum Sauce. A P G Wodehouse Companion.