Eleven short stories. Jeeves saves Bertie from being secretary to a cabinet
minister, and saves both from a nesting swan on a lake-isle in a rainstorm.
He destroys an offensive vase that Bertie has bought, and takes away an
offensive suit of plus-fours new from his tailors. He knocks out Oliver
Sipperley with a putter to the back of the head, annuls Bertie's love for
Bobbie Wickham, ditto for Gwladys Pendlebury, rescues Bingo Little and
Tuppy Glossop twice each, and saves Bertie's Uncle George from a
We're into the long floruit period of Wodehouse's enormous output -
every story a winner. In this lot, if Bertie's worst predicament was the
cabinet minister and the swan, his next worst was having, on his Aunt
Agatha's orders, to go to East Dulwich to buy off a young girl at whose
feet foolish old Uncle George was throwing his superfatted heart and
unexpected title. Lady Yaxley now is that far, far better thing, the young
girl's aunt, widowed ex-barmaid at the Criterion (see, later, Maudie
Stubbs, Beach's niece, now Lady Parsloe).
Source: Richard Usborne. Plum Sauce. A P G Wodehouse Companion.