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Cyril "Barmy" Fotheringay (pron. Fungy)-Phipps, son of Ruby Poskitt, a tall, willowy Drone with hair the color of creamery butter. Nephew to Theodore, Lord Binghampton. A graduate of Eton and Oxford, has inherited a small fortune from his maternal grandfather, American P. Middlemass Poskitt. Has an open, engaging face which arouses the maternal instinct in women. Present at Gussie Fink-Nottle's pre-nuptual feast in The Code of the Woosters; in Joy in the Morning it is recalled that he was pinched in Leicester Square on Boat Race Night by his brother George, a policeman. Sometime desk clerk at J.G. Anderson's hotels in Barmy in Wonderland, where he courts Dinty Moore. See also Fate, Tried in the Furnace (where he is in a cross-talk act at the Drones with Pongo Twistleton-Twistleton), Ring For Jeeves, Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit.

Source: Daniel H. Garrison. Who's Who in Wodehouse
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