Ten stories: four of them from the Drones Club, all with happy endings,
three of them of tightwad Oofy Prosser losing money and (pimply) face, one
of Bingo and his boss Purkiss lying like mad to preserve their marital
honour; another of Bingo putting little Algernon Aubrey Little up for the
Drones in gratitude to him for saving his father's marital honour; two
Mulliners, two Oldest Members, one Ukridge and one Bertie/Jeeves
(originally, long ago, a Reggie Pepper story). In publishing dates this is
the final Ukridge, and Ukridge, last seen, is in the soup.
In Oofy, Freddie and the Beef Trust, told by a Dronesman, the dialogue of
everybody - greasy cockney Jas Waterbury, Oofy, two plug-ugly professional
wrestlers and Freddie Widgeon - converges into a single slush-parody style,
e.g. 'purged in the holocaust of a mighty love'. Perhaps the golden heart
of Wodehouse's linguistic humour is slush-parody. In their weaker and most
wonderful moments all his best fat-heads seem to show that they've been to
too many silly silent films and absorbed their captions complete.
Source: Richard Usborne. Plum Sauce. A P G Wodehouse Companion.