Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen

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Bertie currently in bath, worries over some spots on his chest, once asking Jeeves at the table, and being told not to scratch them, if itchy. Bertie asks a buddy of his, Tipton, whom’d recently married Veronica Wedge of Blandings castle, and got the name of a reputable MD of spots, dressed after this, whilst Jeeves locked in an appt, and upon further go-between Bertie learning he should leave earlier for the cause of a protest, Bertie soon having to stop to view the marchers. This group, whilst not showing directly why they protested, weren’t peaceful, throwing glass bottles at the cops, Bertie hoping his car didn’t suffer its paint job. He then recognizes a wanted ex-fiancee, Vanessa Cook, in the front lines of the protesters, glad his guardian angel’d kept him from signing the contract with a radical sort. He also recognizes OJ = Orlo Porter from college, OJ a leftist speech-giver back then, whilst Bertie’d continued “to exist beautifully”. OJ currently worked for insurance which Bertie’d also been duped into taking out a too heavily fee’d policy, like his other cust’s.

Bertie all of a sudden becomes a driver, a man hopping in, OJ being the source, and Bertie realizing he’d done something which had the cops notice him. Bertie quickly provides him with hat and scarf disguise, he ornery by Bertie’s nonflight, despite the cops not recognizing him and leaving. OJ confesses he’d punched an officer, the story developing as it’s revealed, he’d been defending his love whom’d been told to stop shouting the thing’s she was, called the cop an unkind name and decks him, arresting her, and OJ clocks him, too. When Bertie alludes to knowing his love, Vanessa, Bertie realizes the less of the impression OJ got of anything between he and she, the better, so he refrains from stating having been engaged with her. OJ then confides how Vanessa’s pop was the “trustee” of his inheritance and the man wouldn’t budge on freeing the reigns due to political differences. Before dropping OJ off, he gets sold on signing up for life ins., then goes to his appt.

When Bertie is seen by the doc, he recognizes the patient coming out, and vice versa, but fella doesn’t know from where, due to malaria, so Bertie was the only 1 whom knew he was expecting annoyance, this being better. When he gets the doc’s verdict of requiring a quiet life to get healthy, though doc approves of Bertie going to his Aunt Dahlia’s for better air quality, etc. Upon calling the dear r., he learns she’s off to visit buddies of hers, the Briscoes, Bertie declining to stay with only Tom knocking about, too much silver talk involved. Dahlia sets Bertie up with a country cottage, this being considered “roughing it” for him, what with being there without Anatole’s cooking option. After ringing off, Bertie doesn’t relish updating Jeeves, whom’d been excited about their NY trip. In the reveal though, Jeeves chares of an aunt of his living in the area, as well, Bertie then mentioning his odd run in with Major Plank and glad he wouldn’t be seeing him again. Bertie then considers what title this “horror” story would best be served.

A couple days later found Bertie driving up, minus Jeeves for he having gone to prepare earlier. Once arriving, he spots a ghost resembling Major Plank coming out the bar. Jeeves confirms the actual man was there, though, and guest of Mr. Cook of Eggesford Court. Due to his shock, Bertie exchanges his dry ginger ale for dry martini, but then, per doc’s orders, to bed early. Bertie was feeling baby fresh next morning, and after eating heartily, gets a call from Dahlia during his ciggy. She invites him to lunch with the Briscoes. Jeeves supplies how his Aunt’d gone to holiday in Liverpool, Bertie then walks the little over a mi. to Eggesford. He double checks Jeeves’ directions with a local retiree, listening to this fella over his hired man, and soon comes upon a cat on the premises.

Bertie makes quick buds with it, which he’s interrupted with human non-friendly greeting, Bertie flashing back to his Unc whom’d chased him with hunting crop after seeing he’d smoked his cigar, this short fella sporting one, too. As they exchange confusing communicative words, the man not wishing to be referred by his title of Colonel, accuses Bertie readily of kidnapping his cat, and couldn’t inform him of the state of his Aunt. Finally, when Bertie sees Plank again, he knows Jeeves’d been right, Plank being a guest at angry Cook’s place and most likely not being appreciated for inviting Bertie over, upon hearing he was going to Briscoes, thinks he’d been hired by him to steal his cat, Plank not getting it. After declaring he was going to report him to the police, Plank advises he leave, despite thinking the man mostly talk, but could also likely return with a firearm, so Bertie biffs.

Bertie takes a break from walking, despite doc’s orders, he still ruminating on Cook’s accusatory stance. Upon getting back and Jeeves supporting Bertie not ever having acted like a cat thief makes him feel better, and after apprising him of Cook’s hostility, Jeeves is able to allude deets as to why Cook hated Briscoe so. First, Briscoe’s authority on passing a fine on Cook for moving his own swine illegally, as well as the 2 racing their horses against each other at a small meet. Bertie clarifies wishing to understand his issue on the feline, Jeeves stating it was due to Cook’s horse fancying it, this news to Bertie as being a possibility, but he now empathising with his view, though still not looking to make friends. After this short detour, he heads on by car to Eggesford Hall. Bertie was pleased by the Briscoes company, but couldn’t help being distracted by crazy Cook. This results in Bertie staying conspicuously quiet with a healthy appetite, Dahlia giving him hell when getting him by himself. She attacks his silence for feasting and the amount of drink he put back being reason enough to be spot-covered. (I wonder if, “…or is to to-do?”, was supposed to be an ‘it’, editor…) Bertie shares his exp. with Cook, Dahlia taking a worrying interest in the horse’s reaction upon disappearance of cat, the 2 interrupted by pa Briscoe and daughter, Bertie biffing off soon after.

Afternoon’d brought the heat up, Bertie annoying Dahlia with his persistent yawning, and as he’s driving back, feels it safer for the community if he stopped for a nap, locating a shady spot, and is woken by OJ blatantly stating how loudly his snoring was endangering his ability to bird-watch, Bertie recognizing him before vice versa, but OJ not pleased to see him for thinking he was stalking Vanessa, Bertie placating with his true reason for being there. He is surprised by OJ knowing he’d been at Eggesford Hall, OJ confessing he’d been a-spying for looks at his love, Vanessa. Upon Bertie broaching the bird-watching topic, OJ vows he’d get tortured if caught speaking to Vanessa, Bertie realizing any bird should’ve booked it upon hearing OJ speak.

After this little run-in, Bertie physically looked like he was playing out the heading-for-nowhere-good scenario, noting even Spode was less dangerous for keeping to society norms, at least. He gets Jeeves agreement on not being around Vanessa being the best policy. She then phone’s to announce she’d be over in a minute before Jeeves’d been able to make excuse, he shimmering away unnoticed when she arrives, a hard, annoyed look pointed at him, and she declaring her anger with him. She also accuses him of stalking her, she derisive of his denial, but also liking how she now knew he was moldable, Bertie ofc, not this, but she believing her instincts, like everyone Bertie was pointed by. Vanessa is properly let down into viewing Bertie an inactive worm, fortunately for his singledom, and non-quickness in letting out with his written authorial accomplishments.

The cause for Vanessa’s visit regarded her want of OJ to send his letters via and ala Bertie, since her pop was an early bird and didn’t hesitate on breaking postal law. Bertie attempts to stave off this dangerous plan for him by revealing of OJ’s location being neighborly, Vanessa then deciding he must be staying at the best inn and ordered Bertie to appraise him and meet her back at his the next day late noon, Bertie not at all pleased, but obliging for the Wooster spirit. Bertie detects OJ at the bar and senses his foul mood, hoping and deciding it was love-based and not murder quiet. His news for OJ didn’t brighten him, what with he noticing how odd it was she’d visited his quaint cottage, OJ not convinced despite Bertie’s eloquent reasoning, the idiot sullenly stubborn. After reassuring her stay and message were short, he delivers the deets to Vanessa and she biffs it, Jeeves glad to know things were working themselves out.

At 2:55 pm, Bertie was almost ready to away, Vanessa coming in looking distastefully at him, having thought he’d already biffed, Bertie replying cooly of heading off presently, Vanessa plain about her relief at this. Nothing outside being currently of interest, but thinking of how joyful doc’d be about his walking places, going to a post/library/thisnthat shop, seeing 2 good options to occupy his brain, Angelica Briscoe popping in, acting oddly, and whispering evilly if Bertie knew if whomever’d gotten w/e, yet, he so confused, believed the most realistic possibility she’d ask this was her being a member of a secret society. He responds with a grunt in puzzlement being the closest at first step to speech, she realizing he didn’t know and warning of papa approaching, Bertie exiting whilst the 2 small-talked, and upon noting Vanessa and OJ’d gone from his cottage, calls Jeeves to inquire his opinion of Angelica’s odd q.

Jeeves considers and relates of she having expected a fella to come by with some item, and time would tell what it was. Bertie moves along to topic of Vanessa and Oj asking to hear all upon learning they’d been in throws of throwing down, Vanessa expecting OJ to ask her pop for a chat, and advising him how to act when convincing him to give him access to his inheritance, so they could hitch up. When OJ insults her idea with he being mentally ill to attempt such a thing, she brings up the cat idea, and to have OJ swipe her, he straight up refusing, so she being hella annoyed to the point of ending it, and not to contact her in any way, ever. Bertie was saddened for their split, but hoped it taught Vanessa she was no piece of royalty. He then decides he’d do no good in allowing Jeeves to continue his Spinoza and keeping him abreast if he figures out Angelica’s cryptic q, trying to sound bright, but worrying, he enjoying Agatha Christie, but migraines occurring if experiencing a mystery IRL. What next happens to Bertie is Vanessa returns and accepts being Bertie’s hubby.

The response to this is bulging-eyed silence, Bertie actually having been optimistic he was in the free and clear zone of getting hitched to Vanessa. She’d visibly lightened a bit, still a little danger being sniffed in the air by Mr. Vanessa Cook, she wondering how he’d slide by her pop, he an anti-Bertie fan, but she willing to elope to avoid his objection if needs must. She ignores the idea of having been coupled with OJ and decides to change Bertie’s name, as well as starting her restructuring of his habits, like eradicating his ciggys. Fortunately, Angelica interrupts her finalizing Bertie’s course load of a reading list, to ask her same inquiry of if whoever having brought, etc., she backing out when see Vanessa and she also departing after, and Dahlia knocking her foot as she enters to ask the same q as Angelica.

Finally, Dahlia sheds light upon “it” being, Cook’s cat, her hired man expected to deliver her to Bertie’s, he getting the full story at quick rate per Dahlia speed. Which, upon condensing, proved Dahlia’d bet too much to cover if she’d lost to Cook’s horse and didn’t want to go to Tom on the off-chance she lost, Angelica coming in with her on the plan for also having a bet above her means. So, she was able to provide their cat-napper through a maid’s unc. Bertie horrified by how far down Dahlia was willing to plummet morally. Every jab of guilt Bertie attempted being swatted away by Dahlia deftly, she soon leaving to help a buddy. Jeeves enters with cat, Bertie stating how likely Dahlia’s name’d get tarnished if her activities t’were uncovered, Jeeves agreeing, but staying firm about not returning the creature home, Bertie being left to ponder whilst Jeeves got him drink, Plank interrupting loudly with happiness.

How terrifying this was to Bertie is made plain with his reference to Macbeth at the fear of seeing blood on a gate was to Macbeth, Bertie feeling the same at beholding Plank, whom is joyful at a piece of memory coming clear, this opposite to serene feelings for him. Plank goes on to tell of Stinker Pinker being not only a good preacher, but also at playing rugby, he playing for Plank’s team in an African village, then hearing kitty, Bertie covering with Jeeves practicing this life-like copy of cat. This turns to the sbj. of doc and his rugby abilities, Plank knowing him in youth, hearing kitty call again, and noting how real it sounded, revealing how Cook’d discovered his cat missing and would rampage to recover her, then biffing off, after still determined to learn why he thought Bertie’s name began with Al.

Bertie calls Jeeves back, whom is quite guilt-filled for being unable to calm the cat’s mowling, Bertie worried about Plank relaying Jeeves talent to Cook and expecting cops to surround the place, Jeeves moved by this reality, but refuses to take kitty back when Bertie asks, relating how Sam Weller would’ve done for Pickwick. Jeeves providing a reminder of they being able to recall the cat thief, he making nothing of informing Bertie’s wish to chat with him. Bertie’s imagined wardrobe of the man, not nearly how he truly adorned himself, the man in well fit tweed to Bertie’s borrowed scarecrow clothes motif. Upon getting to the nub, the man at first declines, until Bertie makes known he wouldn’t argue his asking price, since Bertie was ready with bricks o cash for betting purposes, so the man’s initial ask is 20, but goes up 10, Bertie then haggling, but it goes up to 35, not his most successful haggle, to be sure.

Bertie relates his failure to lower the asked for amount by the cat-napper to a deaf snake, which’d been learnt from his Scripture Knowledge success at school. He’d also been realizing his choice of library book should’ve been the obv. mystery novel instead of the Czar, when he gets a call from Dahlia, which was dreaded, he hoping¬† to have a bit more time for breathing room before having to share with her, what with his recent fiancee’ and crap borrowed book choice, but it doesn’t take long for her to ask for updates on kitty, so Bertie divulges his treachery, and before being able to clarify his reasons, she lets him have the guilt trip of how she’d helped him in his infancy from his own stupidity by trying to eat his rubber bankie, and entertained him at measle-filled bedside.

Listing as well the helpful care packages during school, quite let down by his refusal, but when she’d finally been hampered by humanity’s need for oxygen, Bertie shares of Plank’s part, and what it’d mean if it got back to Cook. Dahlia considers his posish and whilst agrees he’d done fair enough, it also doesn’t help her. Bertie then confides his year ago proposal being switched from off to on with Vanessa. Dahlia held strong to the faith Bertie’d held to of his guardian a., she not trusting his proposals until he had the paper trail, sounding off, and leaving Bertie to deliberate. Jeeves helps with pre-dinner drinky and Bertie catches him up.

Jeeves and he don’t go too far into the deets, what with both aware of decorum, moving the chat to other topics, but Bertie then requesting Jeeves’ brain, this nuptial-needer not what Bertie favored, confiding OJ’s threats against him, and convincing Jeeves how seriously he should be taken. ready to ask after Bonzo’s confiscated cosh, the phone goes and Bertie has Jeeves say he was speed-walking per doc’s orders, thinking it was Dahlia, but Jeeves returning to correct it’d been OJ to threaten him more. As Bertie is losing hope, Jeeves finishes with having redirected OJ’s anger, Bertie shocked by the swiftness of Jeeves’ work. Bertie at first thinks he had the cosh on him, but he’d left it in London, reminding him of OJ’s forced upon policy Bertie’d signed.

Jeeves then proceeds, with Bertie’s okay, to note OJ and Vanessa needing to be reconciled, Jeeves thinking if OJ learns of Bertie’s new fiancee, he’d get the steam to confront her pop about his inheritance, and he’d have better luck trying him after a good meal, Bertie so impressed, Jeeves’ request to see his returned Aunt being stamped with approval. After Jeeves gives her addy and name, he’s off and back to announce Graham the cat-napper, he having succeeded and not with his task, the cat having followed him back, so he’d only charge him half if he wanted him to return him (or her) again. Bertie knew what he was doing, but saw no other way, paying, and upon his going and he readying to speak to OJ, Vanessa comes by.

She’d arrived with a baby elephant-sized yellow dog, after it having snaffled his leg, leaving for a mo. for something in the street. Vanessa was caught up in bad mouthing Bertie’s library book choice, dropping off a revolting looking vol. of a poetry book. His plans to regift it to Agatha foiled, seeing the inscription to Vanessa, and her attitude seeming he’d be quizzed and made to suffer if failing. She says she should go, then stays a half hour scrutinizing Bertie, saving it up since last time, (“meeitng”…really, editor?) she also finding the Drones distasteful, so expected membership to be canceled upon honeymoon, she actually planning on leaving when she sees pop coming up, knowing he wouldn’t take kindly finding his little girl there, he having taken along his hunting crop. upon his reaching Bertie, stating how Plank’d recovered his memory and told him much about Bertie, he thinking how much more dignity Plank’d have if he’d died from 1 of the many snake types in Africa and always being remembered fondly, instead of making men like Bertie’s lives miserable.

Cook states how Plank had recalled Bertie was called Alpine Joe and was “at large” or free and on mission by hire to Briscoe, and Bertie wanting to explain, but knew Cook wouldn’t have the patience for the length of time needed. Unfortunately, Cook next spied Vanessa’s poetry book, which has Bertie, laughingly jumping about like a mtn goat to avoid Cook’s ole man blows, the reason Bertie preferred this style of non-defense rather than physical blows. Bertie finds his give when Cook knocks into a g/pa clock, Berite pulling a Gussie, by grabbing the oil painting off the wall, and having Cook wear it like a collar, and tablecloth-wrapped, Bertie leaving to meet OJ. Bertie knew by going to OJ was playing with fire, the state of OJ currently being knee-deep in gin and ginger ale, but once Bertie shares of giving her up to him if he could, OJ knew this didn’t matter. This gives him lead-in to mention of catching Cook at the right hour, this lightening OJ’s mood toward Bertie drastically, giving him 1 of his drinks, OJ also noting one wouldn’t expect a simpleton looking sort like Bertie to understand psychology.

Once getting back to his cottage, Dahlia calling and flustered about the cat, since she now needed the cat returned or the horse would get pulled, and after ringing off knowing he’d done good, he is then met by the cat-napper, whom tells of not going through with his mission for having found the pissed off Cook on Bertie’s floor, keeping his tenner and leaving. Bertie then gets a return call from Dahlia, whom’d also been informed of Graham’s treachery, by the man directly. Bertie declares his refusal to take up the task of returning kitty when she suggests it, he not ready to face Cook once more. He must agree though, for Anatole’s cooking being threatened by Bertie not getting some, Dahlia praising his heroism.

Bertie did not go quietly into this plan, not at all stoic on his walk, more than a bit nervous, but handling it well in his opinion. He drives a bit and upon going the rest of the way on foot, drops the cat once, slipping in bad mud puddle, a dog walking with him and he recognizing from before. The dog’s excitement bring unwanted attention, chiding the dog, and a fella he instantly doesn’t like approaches, putting a shotgun in his tum, calling over his partner, whom’d stopped having his dinner when hearing Bertie’d been stealing horses. Next, it’s decided Pop Cook’d be consulted, but he ending up in the stable for Cook already entertaining someone, and he stinking pretty hard. Bertie not recommending spending time in 1, he thinks up a useless plan involving training the possible rats he heard to gnaw the door unlocked. He surprises the hell out of himself upon discovering the door unlocked. He now only considers making full avoidance of the 2 hick-a-doo’s and going home, so he takes a slightly different route, ending up in a pool.

Bertie’s amazed by Cook even owning a pool, and peeved he was in clothes, harkening it to being given no choice like that 1 time at the Drone’s with Tuppy, and he’d tricked Bertie into having to drop into the pool on a bet. Then, Bertie was able to realize the bright side of it feeling nice, and he didn’t stank so hard, anymore. He hears his bud, the dog barking as he floats, and then the thought of his captors having figured out his being loose crosses his mind, followed by OJ invading the pool, literally with his bod. Bertie saves him from downing, as they chitchat about it happening, and after getting to the shallow end, they turn to why OJ was there, it being to test the after din din idea, it failing. OJ then tells him of how in 3 years he’d be given direct access to his inheritance, but he tired of waiting, and yearning for the good life. Bertie decides to go off-topic to why OJ’d ran into the pool, it being caused by Bertie’s dog bud, he informing him the little fella was over zealously friendly, but wouldn’t attack, OJ deciding to walk home with this newfound info. Bertie soon follows, getting his car, and being met by the cat at his cottage.

Bertie was not blessed with easy sleep, esp. knowing it still landed on him to handle it for Dahlia and his own sake, she being so as not to upset Tom, and he being so he could still partake of Anatole’s heavenly dishes. Bertie goes to the inn for breakies early, since he’d been up since 4 a.m., and discovers OJ getting his breakies on, confessing he and Vanessa were eloping, Bertie biffing it back to his cottage in preference to seeing Vanessa when she toots the horn to note her arrival. He gets back into Order of the Czar, when OJ comes by with letter for Bertie to give to Cook informing him what Vanessa and he were up to he finally leaving, and Bertie trying again to read his book, being interrupted by Cook and Plank, next.

The 2 were insulting Bertie and asking where Vanessa was, he being suavely indignant. He also has quite a bit of trouble convincing the 2 of the hubby not being himself, but OJ, he finally handing over OJ’s letter after they’d all become annoyed. Cook is rightfully apologetic whilst Plank maintained bad mouthing him, Bertie forgiving Cook, and hoping he’d learnt his lesson on jumping to c’s, the cat then showing herself. Well, this leads to the 2 binding Bertie whilst they took care of bidness elsewhere, he now understanding the characters in his mystery novels better, when they get tied up to bombs and whatnot. Jeeves walks in at the perfect mo. to help, though, Bertie’s nasty mouth plug, a tobacco bag of Plank’s being removed, and then his full release of his bonds to the couch, an offerring of coffee being agreed upon, and Bertie filling him in on the news, then Plank returning for having not located the single roaming cop. Plank, once seeing Jeeves, believes him to be a cop, despite Jeeves stating otherwise, Bertie jumping on the bandwagon and suggesting Plank contact their shared doc for help. Plank is moved into biffing off and Bertie is grateful for Jeeves’ support, Bertie even giddier upon learning Jeeves’ Aunt’d lost her kitty, the 2 now at Cook’s. Bertie then confirms how much by the whiskers they had Cook, he also thinking of OJ and getting Cook to agree to give it up, since he needed da poothy cat. Bertie also gets agreement with Jeeves of needing more resting up, this time in NY, but first to handle Cook.

Nearly a week later, in NY, Bertie is mid-breakies, when he sees a foreign letter he was saving to open til after food. He discovers his Unc Tom’d written on behalf of Dahlia, since she’d hurt her wrist after the win of Briscoe’s horse, an article detailing Cook’s horse’d been disqualified due to they learning Cook’d brought the cat which’d gotten onto the track and affecting Briscoe’s horse negatively, Bertie noting how they’d only gotten tranquility due to Dahlia’s distance, the love still vibrant, but her moral code much too flighty, and Aunts as a group, aren’t gentlemen.

Lurv’d it! Crispy dialogue-banter on-point and whilst I’ve got a few novels via omnibus left, this being one of the last of the novels is perfect along with the others. And on I go!

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One Life – Furnished in Early Moorcock

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An albino prince announces his sword is called Stormbringer, and slurps souls up, a boy writing. A princess then offers her life, so the boy could gain strength, but he claims to not want it like this. So, the princess shows her tits and points where her heart would be, so he could give it to her, this being as far as the growing boy’d gotten. He hadn’t bothered continuing, since after he’d been put ahead a grade, it wasn’t worth writing 1 story past 12 months. He’s now 12 and tantalized still by the topic of his story, and its title. At 9, he’d read the source of his story, Stormbringer, he discovering 2 more related novels, then discovering the semi-related books, but they not quite as good as the original Elric’s. Richard, the boy mused on finishing his story and publishing it in a magazine, but not wanting to upset the author Moorcock. As Richard muses on his sketch in class, a boy comes in to inform him of his schedule changing, having him playing football, now. Richard tied with another boy on being the most unorganized, feeling like he lived on a different plain as everyone. He hates school sport participation, never making an effort to win or score. Showers and baths were also an annoyance, the coach yelling with coordination of boys going into showers then baths. When coach wasn’t eyeballing them, an older boy played with his cock openly, Richard ignoring this. besides this, he’d learned his family’s butler’s sigy for useful mo’s, he hating the man, and after showering, gets back to his novel reading.

Richard is then bothered by an adult-sized boy hassling him about his school tie, and nearly choking him. As he’s losing oxygen, he sees a strange man down the walkway, the stone coming up to meet him. Richard then discovers himself next to a Sandman-looking fella, he seeing him as Elric, asking if he’d been serious about wanting to accompany heroes, but Richard not making the cut, seeing Elric’s eyes looking like a previous bunny pet’s, he asking Elric as he left what he could do, then entering a temple and sampling lives, getting further away from his own. He travels for thousands of years and lives gratifying lives. Then, he feels like he’s been tugged from life, and as he resurfaces, becomes annoyed with having thought this’d been long, since done with, the boy whom’d tightened his tie, looking scared for almost killing him, and apologizing repeatedly, then taking him to the nurse with a false story making him look the hero.

After seeing the nurse, whom gave him an aspirin, then to the principal, where he was made to let it go, Richard ends up apologizing for wasting the man’s time, apparently. Richard then describes the school priest doubling as the biology teacher, the mad having taken his class of 15 yr olds and 12 yr old Richard to his home where he cut apart a bunny and pumped its bladder til it exploded. He also took bar mitzvah lessons with his cousins whom’d boast of eating burgers to each other, Richard not bothering with the chicken stew at school anymore what with finding a rabbit’s foot in his bowl, sticking with bread n buttah. 1 time, he calls the operator to see if Moorcock’s # was available, it wasn’t. He keeps track of all the books he’d read of his, the few he couldn’t locate, ordered from the back of the book, courtesy of papa, also discovering Moorcock’s death.

Details of Elric’s companion is given, he being the light-hearted soul to Elric’s wearied 1, this also being when Richard’s sexuality was awakening and he’d dreamed he’d gotten with a girl and orgasms came from the heart (how sweet). When he read 1 of his barbaric novels in school church, he felt oddly righteous, his weekdays catering to the Christian God and his nights filled with his myth-based variety of everything else. Narnia’d gotten kicked out recently, when he’d uncovered its allegory and didn’t like feeling the author was being slick. Moorcock felt real, he not trying to pull a fast 1, in Richard’s view, he addicted, but never having paid the extra quarter for his book, not purchasing anymore books through post. For some reason, Richard’d also been brought into plenty of kids’ confidences, knowing forgotten secrets, like the spot boys and girls flashed their nethers at each other.

Mac, his buddy mentions how good and evil angels living on your shoulders truly worked, he then asking if Richard had ever handled an adults cock, he fresh off of hearing this nonsense from the biology preacher, Richard vehemently spouting to the negative, esp. since he hadn’t gotten to doing it to himself, yet. Sometimes boys at school did it communally, Mac then offerring a chance to join the exclusive religious chat group they had going for bio teacher’s o’s. Richard declines for joo-ness, this not mattering ofc, but he then mentioning his newfound Moorcock and offering it once he finished. Richard was soon imagining confining Moorchock to tell him his writing secrets, thinking it had to do with the forgotten temple and annoyance at returning, he believing there had to be an actual place where the ideas sprung. Half a year later, his bud Mac is reading with him whilst they wait for him to get picked up, he asking Mac if he knew his career path, Mac going with being a writer like Moorcock or T.H. White, and whilst Richard’d have said the same if Mac hadn’t beaten him to it, he went with a wolf, during the important times at night. The 2 continue to wait as life begins to truly start with adulthood.

A preview of Stormbringer with Elric and his love Zarozinia, and as crazy war is threatening, he discovers the horn from an older era, and would hopefully have him gain possession of Stormbringer.

Another win from Gaiman, I do wish I had more to read of this story, but it was entertaining with its briefness, regardless.

Jeeves and the Tie That Binds

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Bertie gets to his chair prepared to consume hearty eggs and bacon, quite pumped with the thought of no longer seeing the residents of Totleigh Towers, Madeline Bassett, pop, as well as Spode, now Sidcup. Bertie mentions his chipperness to Jeeves, expecting something to rain upon his parade. It’s then supplied how in the telling of this, references to past bits’d be given for context (For those who see repetition and complain, “old hat”, calmeth thee), an example of the q’s from noobs following as though 1 were having to explain characters from a soap opera viewing. Thus, it’s learnt Madeline’d been dumped when Gussie’d gone off with the cook, leaving Bertie a target, til Spode’d taken the hit upon declaring his age long love to her, which catches all readers up to date, Bertie then relaying hearing Jeeves’ typewriter earlier and learning he’d been writing Bertie’s latest adventures to Totleigh Towers. Bertie reiterates the reason for this to allow all serving staff first hand accounts of what sorts of people they were getting hired by. Bertie still worries about these stories getting out and his Aunt Agatha discovering them, Jeeves relating, but the book being near the aging of 80 years, it now a number of vols, and Bertie surprised with his being 18 pages worth, now. As Jeeves defends his club, Bertie recalls a fella, whom’d almost ended him after hiring him temp’y with a falling out with Jeeves, this dude still a member, but only a “country” variety, rarely appearing at the club, the 2 interrupted with a call from Dahlia.

As the 2 chat, Dahlia wants his pres. at her home ASAP, Bertie accepting this was with Anatole at her disposal. It also soon coming out a “Ginger” Harold Winship being there, as well, Bertie knowing him from college. He is excited and learns Dahlia’d offered to allow he use her home as HQ for an election he was a candidate for the Conservative party. Dahlia mentions signing him up to help Ging “canvass”. Bertie is alright with this when learning it only req’d door-to-door chat, she then relating Ging wished to lunch with him before he went to Dahlia’s, so he and Jeeves don’t continue with their chat of Jr Ganymede, and Bertie kills time before his lunch date.

Bertie relates how his buddy-ship with Ging didn’t quite span as long as Catsmeat and Kipper, but he was next longest. They stop seeing more of each other with his move closer to Agatha, and with his new fiancee not approving of the Drones. After their initial reacquainting, Bertie sees his bud was well hwhipped and enjoying it, he also swearing off mixed drinks for her. Berite reflects on the same sort called Florence Craye, his cousin, he not preferring this type, but she moving on from him pretty quick after a short engagement with her himself. Berite saw Ging was kewl with the set up and not “chafing” at all. Due to Bertie req’ing a partner to drink with and didn’t wish to be eyeballed, he regretfully doesn’t order. Instead, he gets straight to the point as to the reason Ging was running for Parliament, it stinky with trouble. Ging rounds to the point of his fiancee behind the solid career path.

Bertie begins feeling the danger of this deeply hooked friend, but turns the topic away from the ole b & c. This wasn’t a safe theme, however, since his hubby let go the first secretary over differing opinions in some fashion and he now having to locate another. The more Bertie hears of her, he thinks how twinly this girl was to Florence, Ging then noting how he had in mind an Amer. girl Boko’d hired and raved good reviews, called Magnolia Glendenon. Finally, after a brief mention of Filmer, whom Bertie knew from way back with the swan, helping Ging, since he was already on Parliament, it led to Bertie declaring knowing Bumpleigh due to Agatha, Ging revealing Florence was his fiancee, shocking Bertie for a min. What follows is a clipped, but agreeable exchange about the sort of girl Florence was, a pause, then Ging unloading some concern about failing Florence which’d then mean she’d quit their budding relationship, Bertie informing he and Jeeves were onboard to talk him up to the townspeople for their vote, Ging relieved, and ready for food.

Once lunch’d adjourned, he’d begun feeling properly bad for his chum being in the clutches of Florence Craye. As he’s thoughtfully absorbing this, he’s about to light a ciggy, and must retrieve it out of the street, after being a klutz and dropping it, he nearly gets hit by a taxi after falling over himself to get out of the way, he getting a helpful hand before getting pancaked. As he’s mid-thanking, he perceives it’s Jeeves being his angel, his club around the corner. The 2 go back so Bertie can calm with a drink and he updates Jeeves of the Ging news, and after a quick wash and drink, Jeeves and he chatting about possible ways Ging’s “Past”, could get out among the town and affect his voters. As they cat, they’re interrupted by a forwardly intrusive man, regarding Jeeves as Reggie, and not getting warmth in return, but this not holding the man back, Bertie discovering this was the dick in the cab, then going off to bother the secretary of the club where the vols were. Jeeves after sipping his liqueur, ID’s Bingley, whom now looked much different from when Bertie’d hired him, he now having a luxurious inheritance to keep him happy. Jeeves mentions he’d now begun living in the same town as Dahlia and only hoped they didn’t make a habit of seeing him, Berite finishing his drink and stating of Ging picking them up.

Ging arrives with Magnolia along, Bertie gauging her looks but knowing she was safe to meet Florence, since she wasn’t a knockout, seeming more a sympathetic and speed typing sort. Upon arriving at Dahlia’s, no one is about, due to the better part of the afternoon upon them, and after considering the type of chat he’d be in for if locating either his Unc. Tom, or Anatole, he decided a walk about’d be a better choice. The weather seemed unstable, but Bertie heads for a set of benches, 1 being used to set a camera upon. Bertie believes Dahlia’d for some reason developed the new interest and’d bring it back to the house before rain poured, someone’s loud bellow stopping him. The man acts suspicious of him, since it was his camera, and Bertie was able to ID himself as 1 of the come and go residents at Brinkley, this somewhat changing his light hostility as he walks away, this putting Bertie’s tummy on edge, sitting on a convenient bench before hightailing it back due to downpour, he hearing the same man’s voice as he’s coming through the French windows, he speaking to Spode, whom said his surname with such disgust, Bertie gasps, but not enough to be heard, since he’d though he’d seen the last of Spode.

He hears Spode passing on his suspicions of Bertie as camera guy gives him benefit of the doubt regarding his camera. Spode helping change this by harkening back to a time when Bertie’d accidentally taken Sir Watkyn’s umbrella at a shop, Spode seeing it like he’d been enjoying thieving for years. Bertie is rankling, to say the least, he listening to them continue to the cow creamer incident, but Spode going on to the time Bertie’d again been pointed at for the missing amber statuette, this doing the trick, and camera guy decidedly not going to reveal his piece of silver he hoped to sell to Tom, to Bertie, and if he did attempt to steal it, he’d be sure the book’d get thrown at him, he then deciding they play some pool before dinner, the 2 leaving, and Bertie going in to sit and ponder with a speedy heartbeat. Jeeves has perfect timing, entering with a drink, explaining Seppings wasn’t feeling well after eating such rich Anatole food, another drink forthcoming after he repeats what he’d heard, Jeeves calming him and moving along, Dahlia then greeting him joyfully.

Bertie does the same in return, soon being able to get led into why Spode and Madeline were there, it being for Ging’s election speech, Spode having a gift. Bertie had to soon give Dahlia credit for still despising the man, and moves on to Madeline having tagged solely for Spode, and Florence was there to help, as well, making him obviously jump. Then, Dahlia confides the camera guy was a financier, Dahlia wanted to catch for Tuppy Glossop. He and Angela, Dahlia’s child, have been engaged quite awhile now, so this’d be fore their wedding. So, the Plan was to feed Runkle, the camera guy, Anatole’s cooking, so he’d give Tuppy what he should’ve when his pop was alive, regarding the rights to a genius idea Tuppy’s pop had whilst working at his company.

Bertie wasn’t completely convinced on the reliability Dahlia’s plan on Runkle giving up money easily, and Tuppy not accepting money from Tom easily, the situation “g(all) and wormwood” for Angela, waiting for Tuppy to finally settle a date and all. Bertie next realizes Madeline had joined him quietly, he not pleased, but acting respectfully, cringing on the inside, but making repetitious q & a, he taking a mo. to note poor Augustus the cat’d’ve been annoyed with Madeline dancing with him, since sleep wasn’t to be disturbed. She moves on to feeling guilty for mentioning her manicness when Bertie was so deeply into her, then confirms she’d been out in the drizzle to bid the flowers goodnight. She then confirms Bertie wasn’t into thieving anymore, getting a gnat in her eye, and Bertie readying to help as Spode walks in, so Bertie run on greets and talks of Spode’s gift for public speaking, then explains his reason for supporting Madeline’s head, she giving him props and rushing off after seeing the time, Bertie held up by Spode, and having to deny the accusation of his expression whilst holding Madeline’s face as being smug and after threatening him, leaves, Bertie meeting Jeeves in his room, but having to wait to update him, a bit down with all the downers invited to dinner, but Anatole’s wonder foods keeping him focused.

After 11 a.m., Bertie is weighed down with breakies and readying to canvass a row of river houses where he’d get a better chance to get Tuppy votes. Bertie and Jeeves chat about how Jeeves used to canvass before working for Bertie, and how he’d handle the residents being to the point. Bertie decides to give himself a lead-in with a humorous story, then asking about votes. When Jeeves lets him do his thing and moves to his door, Bertie is let in by the maid whom he’d informed about Augustus’ habit of sleeping, he feeling much better about speaking with the resident, since he’d be led back out by a pleasant face. A wind goes out of Bertie’s sail a bit when discovering he’d be speaking with a lady, the joke not suitable, now. Bertie bounces back though, even after seeing what a crone he would be attempting to handle, worse still when, after his spiel, she confesses to being Ging’s rival, Bingley next greeting him outside the door as he weakly calmed his nerves by ciggy. Bingley speaks with such confidence upon learning Ging hadn’t a chance, Bertie decides to ditch canvassing and discovers Dahlia with a crossword.

Bertie notes how Dahlia used to take this game quite seriously, but had become docile with age. Upon immediately sensing Bertie’s recent trauma, he confesses his odd encounter to Dahlia’s bursting tittering. Spode interrupts shortly looking for his notes and after being told what Bertie’d done, leaves to search further without taking part in the joke of it, leading to Bertie sharing why Spode and Ruckly were buds and Dahlia still planned to confide details on Runkle later, she also seeing if Bertie didn’t start ignoring Madeline’s gnat-filled eyes from now on, he may be subj. to a marriage. She then also throws out there how Madeline and Spode’s engagement could be getting rocky. Bertie resistant to believe this, Dahlia has seen them not eat heartily of Anatole’s dinner yesterday, she spouting out her news of moving on Runkle soon. Bertie doesn’t allow the subj to continue though, having Dahlia admit exaggerating and apologizing about the lover’s spat being more like a normal before-wedding shit fight. After this straightens his brain enough to be reminded passing on what Bingley’d said, Dahlia isn’t worried, since Ging still had Spode to speak for him. When Bertie lights a ciggy and goes outside per Dahlia’s request, he hears Seppings announce the rival candidate, Mrs. McCorkadale’d arrived.

Bertie again has a Lot’s wife mo., but unfreezes his pillar of salt impression as he hears their chat. Dahlia was, ofc, confused why she’d visit, apparently having info for Ging, relaying it to Dahlia to share instead, an unknown snot worm having come by and offered her a deal for the book he lifted, which he’d written the info on Ging after being employed temporarily by him, McCorkadale declining in preference of winning in fair play, but knew his addy, which didn’t do much, since they lacked evidence, the 2 pleasantly chatting, and Dahlia even getting one of her crossword answers from the candidate. When she finally leaves, Bertie goes in and can’t say a word due to Dahlia’s complaints of the worker of the puzzle, as well as admitting Ging hadn’t a chance against McCorkadale. Bertie also puts how even if Spode helped a bit, Ging wouldn’t escape his rap sheet, Dahlia declaring Bertie must dissuade Bingley from selling the book to a paper. Bertie thinks of Jeeves and how he’d wish to know how wrong he’d been about the book and give him a chance to rally round, Dahlia stating she’d handle this as he buttered Bingley.

Bertie saw Bing’s digs proving his Unc’d been high-end, and it seems q’able Bingley could’ve come by it through proving his goodness to his Unc. before he’d dropped 6 ft. He regards the expensive, large country home, plus yard, and the likelihood of Bingley not only knocking off his Unc, but writing his will in his hand, this seeming realistic, ofc. After this little ponder of his, whilst he’s reaching the door, he also doesn’t wish to rush into pleading to a shit human. One the plus, he is reminded of a couple of Jeeves quotes which said it’s best to get it over with and fortifying his will, before ringing the bell, to be met with 1 helluva intimidating butler, but not quite to the Silversmith standard, Jeeves’ Unc., but whilst being allowed in, the man obv didn’t approve of Bertie’s type and would’ve left him out, if he’d had the decision. Upon seeing Bingley, Bertie could hear the snotty superiority in his tone.

Once Bertie broached his point with the help of Bingley asking the perfect q, he doesn’t appreciate the term Bertie’d used to describe his borrowing the Jr. Ganymede book and would return it when he was done with his purpose, since McCorkadale fell through, he could still sell info to others. He also relished telling Bertie when and how he’d gotten the book, he saying only nice things about Ging, this being business, and why Bertie was concerned was because he was a buddy of Ging’s, Bingley requesting he relay to his butler to allow Jeeves entry and no one else. Before parting, Bingley strongly advises Bertie best against Ging and he’d make ez money. Bertie knew Dahlia would be annoyed with him for not securing the book from Bingley, he taking lunch in town rather than go quickly to the wrath, which he assumes rightly, sporting a knocked nose by a hardcover as proof, Dahlia noting she must go to threaten Bingley herself. She comes back after 20 mins or so, quite frustrated, Bertie not having informed her of the snob butler, he turning her away. Hearing about the lunch he missed put his tummy on even worse edge. They’d tasked Seppings earlier to have Jeeves come to them when he’d returned from Bingley’s, this occurring, and Jeeves recapping them of drugging Bingley and detecting and taking the book. Dahlia is revived by Jeeves’ success, off to get money off Runkle.

Bertie regards the departure of Dahlia, with trauma to Jeeves, and how a fox’s life’d be hell if hearing those phrases shouted whilst being chased by 3 species of animal all over the countryside. Bertie then confides Dahlia’s plan for Tuppy via Runkle. Jeeves doesn’t think her odds were at all in her favor, biffing off when Florence comes in by French window, Bertie wishing he’d done the same when sensing the mood she was in. She wasn’t long to wait before bashing Ging’s speech skills at their lunch earlier, and wants Bertie to locate him and have him meet her in Tom’s study, Bertie first seeing Dahlia waiting for Runkle to wake from a nap outside, she coming away to confirm she was planning on catching him directly at re-consciousness, and Bertie, after Ging, whom was at the summerhouse doing some speech work with Magnolia, Dahlia mystified with how Ging withstood Florence’s mouthy-bossiness, Bertie detailing it was part “carnal”. Dahlia goes back to sitting at Runkle’s side, til he awoke, and Bertie discovers Magnolia and Ging entwined on each other, hard.

Bertie’s yelp of surprise scares Magnolia and she’s out the door quick as the Flash. Bertie has the opposite occur, unable to move and looking like he had gotten a shock. As for Ging, he voiced his displeasure of Bertie’s impeccable timing, but calms upon hearing his reason (“there’s nothing like suavity for pouring oil on the troubled w(ater)’s”). Ging goes on to explain how he’d made a mistake with Florence and loved Magnolia. His outlook on getting Florence to end it, being to lose the race, Bertie not believing it smart to leave it up to voters. As Ging blabs on about topics Bertie is current on, like the Jr. Ganymede’s club book and how Bingley, would ofc, try to sell him the copy, which he then planned to send to a paper, Bertie begins looking pained over what Ging didn’t know, which upon updating Bingley not having the book anymore, and Jeeves did, which he wasn’t apt to send it anywhere except its true home, Ging back to angry red, and was left by Bertie to devise a plan, the former exhausted by his type of personality.

Bertie rushes off to warn Jeeves of Ging’s possible threatening disposish toward him due to his big mouth giving the redhead a target, he wanting to hopefully preserve their platonic crossings, so wanting to have Jeeves lay low for now. He discovers him in longue with Augustus the c on lap, and Spinoza being rifled. After regarding his obv being immersed, he brings important facts to the table, and after stating them, knows Ging must lose, pondering over how, since Spode’s speech had turnt the tide in his favor. Bertie before leaving, reminds him to stay away from the hot-tempered lad, planning on re-immersing into Rex Stout, but seeing Dahlia’d beaten him to it. She confesses still waiting on Runkle to wake, he getting close when Madeline’d interrupted and he’d being lulled to slumber before she’d finished. Madeline’s news was of Spode planning to give up his title in order to run, she quite upset, since the title was important, Dahlia relating, since she’d’ve been the same with her hubby.

As Bertie’d distracted with Augustus entering by French window, Dahlia biffs off, and soon Spode comes in, as Augustus gets comfy on Bertie’s lap. He overturns the comf-cat for being at the ready for whatever mood Spode may be sporting, he deciphering it was of sadness, not anger, so he greets him with genuine respect and agrees to have a chat with the man, learning Madeline’d ended it, returning his ring, and planning on marrying Bertie, which he failed to relate with. This has Bertie do another Lot’s wife, which he feels was occurring at a faster pace. As he continued to listen to Spode, he also’d misinterpreted his sadness, the crazy in the eye being more apparent with his flexing jaw. He clarifies his love for Madeline having not died and would only serve her by making sure Bertie didn’t disappoint her, leaving him with his threats and Bertie looking drained by his new-old fiancee. Dahlia returns upset with Runkle being a bastard, and her retaliation being to lift his porringer.

Bertie was also confuzzled by Auntie, she clarifying it was the item he’d wanted to have Tom buy, Bertie quite taken aback, believing Dahlia’d gone far afield on how one was to treat their guests. Since he knew Dahlia wouldn’t listen to his reasoning, he rings for Jeeves to convince her, she not believing it’d work. When Bertie relays what Dahlia’d achieved, upon asking her to desc. what the porringer looked like and not being able, Jeeves comes up with a specific detailed outline for her to confirm or deny, she uncertain still, but Jeeves stating she keeping the porringer was inconsequential for the amount she aimed t acquire. Sahlia comes to terms with this and agrees she should return it, but Bertie not trusting she’d follow through, so offers to do it, then gives Jeeves opp to do it, he declining. Bertie receives confirmation from Dahlia of Runkle most likely still passed out, so gets instructions as to where she’d detected it, and Bertie still being hung up over how he’d been denied residency of the Blue Room, goes to return it to said r.

As he walks to it he gets a bad feeling reminiscent of his schoolboy days, this being foretelling upon discovering Runkle asleep in his bed. Bertie decides to test his odds though, by still attempting to perform his good deed, trodding upon Augustus, which awakes Runkle, and leaves Bertie to explain his presence. So, he tries for a calming approach, which doesn’t succeed, and when he leads Runkle back to trying to explain why he’d come in, he comes up with Dahlia wanting to be snapshotted about the house. Bertie returns to her with news of how pleased Runkle’d been to oblige his quickly imagined reason, but when Runkle enters, and declares Bertie’d stolen his porringer, he states of having sent for the cops to search his room and would stand vigil outside it til they’d arrived. Bertie then decides instead of waiting around to see whether Jeeves was right to remain unconcerned, he has him develop a reason for him to go home tonight, and rest. Jury duty is the settled upon, and Bertie’d return before the debate’s finish.

With a heavy mind, Bertie drives to his apt and thinks about the issues needing attention, it being as fruitful as Dahlia’s crossword projects. As he’s rounding a corner slowly, Ging calls to him, complaining about his lateness he’d borrowed his car, but leaving it after realizing it was barely dusk, much having happened, and he also receiving egg in the hair, the meeting having been put in much disarray, Spode getting a black eye from a tater. Bertie wished to hear more, but Ging yearned to access his vehicle, leading to Bertie’s shock at his issue obv having been solved and wanting the story. This is pushed off to Jeeves, though, Ging having a date with Magnolia to get hitched, Bertie leaving bewildered. He goes inside and learns from Seppings where Jeeves was and currently comforting a maid whom’d been hit with a veggie to the torso, Seppings getting Jeeves after, and Bertie inquiring about Ging’s new bride change. Jeeves takes a mo to organize a specific retelling as Bertie’d asked, starting with the group of turtle-necked men who began the veg-throwing.

Jeeves goes on to report Ging’d given up his vote to McCorkadale, which was obv the deal-breaker for Florence, Bertie suspecting Jeeves;d put the idea in his head, this not being argued. He also mentions Bingley making a nice mint over Ging’s decision, Jeeves ofc not returning the club book to him, though, he then leaving to give the maid a light cap to help her aching side. Bertie next is wondering how he’d take care of Runkle’s porringer, when Dahlia enters, quite elated with the meeting attended. She also reveals Spode and Madeline’d gone off to London, and Runkle was off soon, as well. Bertie confirms he was again unattached once told Spode was keeping his title after getting the tater to the eye being his deciding factor. Bertie again considers how many gifts he’d bestow upon the thrower if ID’d, for saving him from the altar, again. Seppings interrupts to allow Jeeves a word with Dahlia outside, Runkle coming in to state how smart Bertie was to return, since having the cop’s give chase wouldn’t end well for him. Bertie is insulted, but Florence interrupts, she having a lot of egg on her, Runkle noting this and then leaving per Florence’s request of speaking with Bertie in private. She goes in to having made a mistake letting him go and now they’d get married, she expecting they’d be quite content together.

Runkle then butts in for having rubbernecked to inform she’d have to wait for when he returned from the clink. This decides her into not going through with their quick attachment, after Bertie hesitates to deny the accusation, and biffs off. Runkle is commending her decision when Seppings comes in to announce Bingley for him, Dahlia coming back after he left. She irritatedly supplies the news of Bertie’s room being found unlocked and he realizing Bingley was the cause, Dahlia cursing respectively like her old Quorn and Pytchley days, not considering having Bertie go to jail for her pink, but Bertie confessing why he wished to take it if necessary because of Florence, Dahlia getting it, but wondering what attracted such a wide variety of females to him, allowing it must be the “magnetic personality”, then considering Runkle’d let this go if she traded Anatole. The 2 consider the repercussions by Tom if this happened, when Ruckle returns, and Dahlia not surprised when he asks for their chef. Jeeves comes in to remind Runkle of his shady past in America, this providing Dahlia the opp to renegotiate his gift of cash to Tuppy.

Bertie awakes to Gus the c and Jeeves with a kipper breakies, Bertie still feeling blissful, and getting updated with Dahlia’s acceptable deal with Runkle and this meaning Tuppy and Angela’s wedding’d soon follow, Bertie bringing up wishing Jeeves’d destroy his 18 pages, and to his shock, Jeeves confirming it was done, this due to Jeeves planning his permanent employer as Bertie, which confused him as to why, but ofc agreeing to it, he left to consider how he’d get his bathing time in with Gus now upon his neck, asleep.

Another perfect doozy to continue to the next! I don’t recall the TV episode, but I remember how closely Fry and Laurie captured the others, so I don’t doubt this 1 is similar, and I’ll most likely be rewatching at some point, anyways. ūüôā

Cucumber Quest (Vol. 5 Webcomic, Ch. 4)

The Quartet make it back to the Crystal Kingdom and get some warm clothes before checking in with the other Princess to make certain she hadn’t been accosted by a Disaster master. This princess was aware and had been planning on confront Quakemaster, Almond squeeing over witnessing princess fight possibility. Carrot is wondering at this princess’s ability to overtake this other disaster master, what with being more powerful than the previous, she sticking to her guns and Peridot attempting to act all suave and mysterious has it ruined again by Almond. Peridot reveals how they’re going for the master which edges out even Double Night, so when she biffs off, the group decides to split up their efforts, Almond sticking with her bro, which will also piss off Peridot, since it’d mean she wouldn’t be facing her.

Whilst Cuco and Almond are walking along, they get into a fight about how things went down with the Double Night, Cuco admitting Almond’s blame in this whole adventure, she walking off and Nautilus attempting to lighten her up with a little reminder how she could’ve done better to warn them during more opportune moments, as well and she needed Almond’s skills in order to protect her, so she should get her head straight. They then walk directly to Cordelia and Peridot looking suave, but not for long when Cordelia reads the message Double Night left in her book she’d been planning to call the Forsaken Master. Cordelia realizes her mistake, but next Cuco and Almond are trapped together, she admitting how she still believed the Double Night was attempting to trick him, but not liking how it came out, her words getting jumbled, Cuco understanding, and then the 2 walking through to a lighted area.

They are addressed by a disembodied voice, it going for a specific fear, neither one seemed aware it was going for this, it trying other ways as the 2 remain confused. They begin to crack up and then hear Nautilus, following her laugh, she inviting them to watch an emotionally dippy movie. They must endure a dull new fear on each elevator floor, the creature either getting the meaning wrong, or it not being scary. Cordelia meanwhile doesn’t understand this master’s failure, looking to the end of the book and it basically relating how he was kidding. Peridot hysterically laughing. The Forsaken Master comes out from his shadows when Cuco finds his seam, looking like a cutesy Halloween fella, he running off for sadness none of his levels scared them. Cuco and Almond catch up though and they learn his, odd ass name, his nickname, Besty and this not even being the best part. Nautilus stays positive for him, Besty confessing how he’d truly wanted to do his best for Steve, pff HAHA! Great stuff, this. Then, Besty does the unexpected and asks to be sealed back up again, he wanting to work on his art. Now they must figure out how to turn him back into a seal stone, since he was a bit different the the rest, Peridot revving up to do her usual spell when Almond asked if she had anything to contribute.

It doesn’t take, Cuco asked to try with his fancy wand, everyone impressed with its glow, which brings out what looks like Punisher Pumice’s costume draping upon Cuco, Almond and Peridot realizing they fangirl’d the same show. Besty decides to give them a show since they were going to put him back, so Cuco magics a huge drain, which serves Besty’s purpose, he happily awaying. Peridot reluctantly offers to tell Almond what happens in the new episode when it airs, since she’s bizzy, with evil villain stuuuff. Then, Cuco doubts Besty’s true masterness, remembering Carrot attempting to conquer Quakemaster, Cordelia making this her outro for “tricking” them with the distraction, Peridot wanting to make a playdate with Almond sometime. Cuco, knowing they needed to go retrieve his real wand from those wand cleaner stealers, reminds Nautilus and they all wonder what their motive could’ve been to give him the Pumice wand. Cuco and Almond get on better ground with each other, and Almond reiterates truly being regretful for how it played out, but she’d look out for him, what with actually wanting to be heroic.

Then, an afterward with Besty hoping he didn’t upset Steve, Besty realizing the pit he’d gone through in the drain, went to a button looking headstone. Upon pressing it, the large creature thanks him for being awakened, Steve popping out. He greets Besty warmly, the two catching up on how Besty got there, he confused about the big drain plug, but upon seeing it, they go through, Besty not where he’d started, but def. still on Dreamside. Steve then throws Besty for a loop when he mentions doing eeevil! Then it skips to Cordelia testing 1 of Double Night’s lemon cupcakes, devine-ness being bandied. Double Night then calls Cordelia out on Peridot’s role in all of this, Cordelia admitting she liked the little spunky gal, they having met not long before this whole spell-casting disaster stones began.

Then Cordelia suggests Double Night give the cupcakes to Peridot, she inviting him to watch Punisher Pumice again. The twisty turn being the Pancetta baring her heart to her crush and he collecting stones (1 being her heart) in order to summon Double Night!! Punisher Pumice then turns up to defeat him, but when he aims a shot at her, Pan protects her, this making Peridot glare heartbrokenly with anger at Double Night. AAAWW, so cute! Plus, a twist which has Peridot scream-hooting for awesomeness. This has Double Night questioning what he should be allowing these writers to get away with using his image, he allowing Peridot to accompany even though he was considering different ways to shut them down.

Later, Double Night visits Parfait, he taking care of Tomato’s weirdness. and informing her of leaving for a bit to speak to Quakemaster and another thing… Then from the studios perspective as they’re revelling in how fortunate they added the Nightmare Knight to their story, the lights go out. After which a mini drama from the actor Nightmare Knight and Peridot fangirling to get Bacon’s autograph. Cuco also finally able¬† to trade his magic wand for the real one, it being a genuine accident. Cuco then offers Nautilus his protection, as well, regardless of she technically their to aid them, Nautilus touched and grateful by his sentiment. After, they begin to think of Carrot and how he’s probably fine since his upgrade, but they’ll be on their way to him next.

And onward the comic goes, and I with it, at least so far to 922. Huzzah! An engaging, wonderful comic!

Jeeves in the Offing

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I’ve noticed a lot of people down on this novel because of a lack of Jeeves, I guess I’ll find out if there is truly a lack of humor, as well.

Bertie begins with breakies with his ole juvie chum, Reggie “Kipper” Herring, Jeeves serving, and Bertie grabbing the phone when ear-balling it. His aunt Dahlia was calling, apparently in London to meet Roderick Glossop, Bertie at first surprised until being told it was for a free meal, and she was picking up her replacement butler whilst Seppings was on vacay. Bertie then relates of Jeeves also going off for R&R the same morning, so Dahlia invites him to Brinkley, this making Jeeves’ departure more palatable, Anatole’s cooking to fortify him. Dahlia already had 5 other guests, Unc. Tom off to be a buddy to an American called Cream, wanting to do some business, which’d save him income tax…

Anywho, Dahlia was keeping Willie and Adela, the man’s son and wife, Bertie thinking the son sounded familiar. Upon hearing Bobbie Wickham was also in stock startled him a tad, a pretty girl, but whilst Bertie’d offered his hand for once, she blessedly refused, and he not wanting to get into why o-t-p. Bobbie apparently was too much of a fireball, which made Bertie wonder what this visit could throw at him. Dahlia throws Aubrey Upjohn at him along with his step-kid, Phyllis, Bertie knowing Upjohn to be the sort one wished not to meet again, as Kipper had warned him years ago, but he insisting on tagging with her god-child, Phyllis. Dahlia planned to use him to give prizes at the local grammar school, she bidding him farewell soon after. (I’ve already come across a short-pip of an entertaining conversation with Dahlia which begins the delightfulness for me, so lets see if it continues!)

Bertie absorbs all the pills to come, returning to Kipper to catch him up, they on Upjohn for a bit, and Kipper meeting Phyllis, a “goofy” girl. After Bertie requires Jeeves to pack for him, Kipper is quietly giggling with jam and toast-filled mouth about how envious he was of Bertie being able to see Upjohn’s face when he read a review of his work, having written about the same school the 2 had been punished to go with Upjohn and eat his crap meals, Kipper having the opp. to review his work and not sparing his feelings Before Jeeves leaves, Bertie was reminded of whom Willie was, his name popular in NY for making scenes in clubs, like a college frat. Jeeves biffs off, and Bertie considers canceling, 3 problem kids too much for the Bertie constitution, but Ana’s food reviving his resolve, even if his hand did shake whilst lighting a ciggy. He’s then disturbed by the phone, Bobbie’s ma on the line, bawling, and asking if it was true what she’d reading the Times, Bertie confused, but then Ma Wickham laughing unstably and making a large thump, her butler coming on to announce her passing out and ending the call. Bertie grabs the copy Jeeves subscribed him to and searches, locating the offensive material in the Engagements column, seeing his name was a part of the same sentence as Bobbie.

Bertie was definitely at a loss for when he’d gotten Bobbie to agree to marry him, so when he arrives at Brinkley next day at noon, he was quite ready to hear more from his affianced. Since no tea was being had outside, he decides to take a wander in the sun, first hearing poetreh being read, then getting greeted by yappy dachshund, Bertie deducing he’d rooted out Willie and Phyllis, she seeming like the type to baby speak, which she did in regards to her pup and Kipper when she received Bertie relaying his best, WIllie impatient for a departing Bertie, so asks if there was someone in particular he was after, not caring where he left as long as he’d done so, but Phyllis providing Bobbie’s location, so Willie offering direct instructions to the lake, Bertie ready to give the boy a lashing of words, but refrains for the auntie, off and view hallooing Bobbie fishing on the pier in no time, she ready for Bertie’s puzzlement and confessing it was a part of a plan to make Reggie sound wonderful.

Apparently, she wanted her ma to be ready for her “real” marriage wants to Kipper. All this takes them til 5 pm, Bobbie guest-hosting for Dahlia, since her son, Bonzo was sick at school, she off like a flash, and Bertie left to wonder how it was Kipper whom’d tamed her wild heart, his boi not a looker by any means, what with his boxing leftover injuries. He considers how she must’ve actually looked deeper, since Kipper was a golden-spirited fella, she usually after the high society sportos. So, Bertie was plodding his way back when he quite unexpectedly body checks Upjohn, the 2 awkwardly close and practically dancing to stay upright. Bertie calls him out and Upjohn required a reminder of whom he’d partnered with a mo. ago, he uncaring and the 2 walking to tea, the only other attendees, being Bobbie and Glossop dressed and acting like a butler.

Bertie begins by stating normally he’d be well-nerved, but everyone’s got their leak, and mental doc’s wearing butler gear was the one. Bertie jumps like a bean and throws his tea upon Upjohn’s trou, he refraining from cussing, but Bertie able to fill in the blanks with the dirty look given. He then shares with Bobbie how much of a klutz Bertie’d always been, Upjohn getting an apology of which he didn’t accept, since his white flannel most likely were stained forever. Bobbie takes a crack at Bertie which leads to him instead countering with his q about Glossop, she gathering her thoughts on how to explain why he’d wished to do this taking as long as it took Bertie to gobble a cake. She starts with Upjohn wanting Phyl to marry Willie, and she obliging for being dedicated to him. Dahlia didn’t wish for this though, believing him a “screwball”, she inviting Glossop to watch for signs of nuts. Bobbie wants to help Dahlia, so suggests Glossop, Dahlia then having proof if crazy, this allowing Willie to get closer to mental health and away from marrying Phyl. This all takes place under “buttling” cover to save Ma Cream’s feelings. So, when Bertie mentions how he’d found Willie and Phyl lounging with poetry, Bobbie mistakes haste to share of Bertie’s purpose of staying was to make sure Willie didn’t get the chance to propose, Bertie disliking this role, but must swallow for dear ole Dahlia.

Bertie could detect at a “g.”-lance upon his arrival, of Willie regarding him as a “buttinki”, but when Phyl learns she’s late, hops to it. Bertie and she finds Bobbie alone, she relating Upjohn’s plan to go to London, Phyl checking if he’d left yet, and Bobbie deducing Upjohn had most likely read Kipper’s article. As they’re chatting, Ma Cream turns up, she having wrote a chapter and felt breaky time was due. Bertie gives stellar desc. of she looking like Sherlock Holmes (pff, haha!) Bobbie throwing Bertie under the bus by confessing Bertie’s fandom and he killing time for an answer, when Bobbie receives message, most likely from mama. Glossop has delivered it, and as retreating, Ma Cream mentions her suspicion of the man not actually being actual staff, the worry upon Bertie, so he speaks on Glossop’s behalf, Bobbie rallying round, as well. Ma Cream isn’t buying though, she reminding of Unc. Tom’s silver collection, Bertie harking to when he’d stolen the cow creamer for him, then mentioning the gem was in the (Ganymede?) “archives”. Then, when Bertie declares wishing to leave, Bobbie states requiring to see her ma and some host-like structure must be present til Dahlia is come. Bertie then gets Dahlia’s addy off her, so he could update the aged r.

Bertie wasn’t feeling Jeeves’ advice regarding seeing a situation brighter upon new day, it darker, and Willie seeming more hostile every time he runs into Bertie. So, when Phyl announces going off to type papa’s speech, Willie walks the pup, and Bertie grabs one of Ma Cream’s novels, lifted from Dahlia’s library, and is lulled into nap by 2nd chapter. Fortunately, upon waking, is required at the phone, Dahlia calling. She updates on Bonzo’s health, and in return Bertie reveals Ma Cream’s paranoia, Dahlia unconcerned, but not okay with Bertie possibly requiring to defend himself against Willie if Bertie’s presence constantly around him gets his gander, so when suggesting Kipper come tag Bertie out, everyone’d be covered and Unc. Tom’s deal wouldn’t be put in danger. Dahlia giving her blessing to write him on her behalf, Bertie heading toward relief and upon ringing for a shot, gets Glossop. The man doesn’t seem upset with him though, instead confirming Bertie knew the reason for his presence and job title, also divulging not having decided the state of the young man. In any case, he gets to the point of the ring and Bertie embarrassedly puts in his order, Glossop obliging and also returning with a letter from Jeeves regarding WIllie, he sharing with Glossop, which has them haster to the Unc’s collection room, cow creamer the missing link.

Glossop acts bowled over by the realization, Bobbie coming in and overhearing, she brings up Glossop now having a reason for Willie being a nutter. Bobbie discovers the snowball of a scheme she creates with Bertie unshaken by her decision he would look in Willie’s room, Bertie stalking away with what he believed was ice-cold. Upon noting the loveliness of the day and being too chivalrous, since inside readying to snoop, he surprises and is surprised by a maid inside talking of mice being about, the cat she’d brought to catch them being noticed to sleepy state, and Bertie getting the room to himself. He aims straight for the armoire, and as he’s reaching atop it after climbing a chair, hears Bobbie, quite close, asking status, he so overcome, sits upon a chair, and when senses return, Bobbie’d biffed, and Ma Cream comes in, Bertie using the mice excuse and being passive-aggressively made to exit.

Bertie locates Bobbie in his chair with his Cream book outside, she offerring to help him this time by warning of anyone outside by singing, which then gave him a chance to go out the balcony and shimmy down a water pipe, a specialty of Bertie’s, making him more comfy, and not wanting to have his Unc. Tom upset. They go back, and Bertie gets caught again by Ma Cream, he leaving with the advice to sleep, what with his mouse hunt obsession getting persistent. Upon detecting Bobbie at her car, she explains of her ma calling to bad mouth him, and she going off to have a detailed chat with her, now. So, Bertie returns to his book and falls asleep for a couple hours, when waking, sends the telegram for Kipper, and he then seeing him through the front door, getting out from his car.

Bertie greets him with confusion and upon seeing the wrought look upon his face, he relates having seen the engagements column, Bertie allowing Kipper to stay hooked before bringing him in to the fold, the chap not wanting to lose their old buddy-hood, and then cursing Bobbie, name-calling style. Finally, after he suggests he’d propose to Phyl, Bertie lays out his hand, Kipper well impressed with his chick, and getting better news of invitation to dinner and staying awhile, he at first worrying he’d be asked to pull a Gussie and hand prizes out, he quite willing to be the puncher, if WIllie deemed it necessary. Once cleaning up a bit, he’d be ready to keep the lovebirds apart, thinking of Anatole’s goodness.

Bertie rang for Glossop, since he didn’t know which rooms were free, “conspiratorial” looks getting thrown around merrily between the 2, and Bertie having a talk with him later, upon meeting in “his” pantry, he’s praising Glossop’s style and again unshockingly learns Bobbie’d been behind his name. After, he updates him of what’d taken place, receiving criticism on his excuse and Glossop unprepared to supply a better one, the man going forward with how perhaps Bertie was right to try and decline this task, believing now, himself a better choice. Bertie comes round when Glossop muses on stealing biscuits in his school, Bertie also having the feels of brohood.

The 2 then compare the types which they preferred and what was available to them upon nicking some, Bertie the one one to have been caught a single time. He wishes Glossop well on his hunt, then goes to replace Ma Cream’s book back, but instead decides to read a bit more before din din, interrupted by a parroting Kipper until Glossop comes in with drinks, relating of bad tidings. Bertie then listens to what Kipper’d sent by letter to Bobbie before knowing about her plan, and whilst he’d spoken with her in order to keep her from opening it, she does anyways, and gives him a good ole fashioned girl-talk whipping, she now after Bertie and he deciding Jeeves was needed on the case, off to Herne Bay. He doesn’t catch him and leaves a message for a return call, getting it at the Drones, and once finished, Jeeves stating he’d drop all to come to Brinkley and assist. They plan to meet at his apartment and drive up together, Bertie conversing about Poppet the dog’s temperament, and Jeeves confirming he hadn’t come up with a plan, yet, soon spotting Bobbie’s vehicle outside an inn, he deciding to sweetly chat t’were in order Jeeves waiting outside with his Spinoza.

Bobbie is surprised, but listens as Bertie is led to his point, taking a gentle path, so as not to anger her. When he’d finished, she shocks him with an empathetic response, she saying she hadn’t actually meant what she’d berated Kipper with, and was only feeling this for a handful of minutes, Bertie being sure to get the clearest answer, the 2 then moving to how Kipper’d been like every other boy as a youth and their time in Upjohn’s reign. After this Bertie walks her out and he returns to Jeeves in much higher spirits, he relating the now single issue of Willie and cow creamer. Bertie’s parking of his car reveals his Aunt’s return, as well, upon greeting updating her on why he’d picked up Jeeves being useless, now and the story of Bobbie and Kipper. When Bertie asks where Kipper was off hiding, Dahlia confides he was performing his duty, Willie and Phyl. out, so he with them. Bertie then mentions Willie’s thievery compulsion, Dahlia confessing she knew about the cow creamer, since Tom’d sold it to him.

Bertie is quite gutted with the thought of how much he’d gone through all for it to be unnecessary, Dahlia thoroughly amused. Bobbie then arrives, not looking chipper to Bertie, a hooded look about the eyes, she wanting to read Ma Cream’s book, Dahlia consenting heartily. Upon Bertie referring to Kipper, she says something so puzzling to them both, it takes a couple sentences to realize the tide had changed, Bertie considering ringing Jeeves and instead wants to locate Kipper, he making it easy and showing up. Bertie and Dahlia have him share the deets, he hedging a little, til letting out with getting engaged to Phyl, but this non-bindingly discussed between them and solely to turn off the Cream, Bobbie coming by as he locked lips with her to make it look authentic. Bobbie was letting Kipper have it agian out of range for Phyl to hear, she not having appreciated the buddiness between them at a previous holiday, Dahlia about to share her opinion when Phyl pops up to join them.

She informs Dahlia of Step-Pop’s call and he’d be back in the evening, he having been seeing his attorney about suing Kipper’s job for their article. This gives ole Kipper a shock, what comes next being a convo filled with the book Upjohn wrote being themed “preparatory schools” and this being repeated by dear, simple Phyl like it explained it all, she then off to fee her puppers, Poppet. After clarifying why Kipper was acting so torn up to Dahlia, she goes off in search of a copy of the article for curiosity, Bertie not understanding this, but distracted by how screwed Kipper was if Upjohn’s suit won and how his career’d be over. Bobbie comes back in stating she’d picked the wrong novel, and when seeing Kipper freezes, Bertie describing it hilariously. Not knowing why, of everything, Lot’s wife’d get turnt to salt.

Bobbie was speaking with stank when interrupted by a haunted moan from Kipper, upon viewing his stricken f., bounded at him like a wild cat to her cub, and inquires what ailed him, with concern. She briefly accuses Bertie of woe-ing her boo, he denying, then Aunt Dahlia returning with results, quoting the entirety, which Bertie delighted in, but Dahlia knowing it to be a brutal account of Upjohn’s book. The conclusion of the article is detailed, but the last sentence Kipper denies writing. Bobbie soon confesses she’d done it, thinking he’d meant to keep it, and she liking the statement of the kind of pig turnt to sausages every Sunday.

Bobbie apologises profusely, Kipper taking it quite well, esp. after Bertie refrains to correct Kipper’s earlier words of he being known as trubs at any future companies. Bobbie then suggests upon Upjohn’s return, he’d be able to charisma-tize him, Kipper deciding a drink t’were the ticket, everyone seal-yelping at Glossop in his pantry, Kipper taking some me-time, Glossop gaining interest of the young man, and learning of Bobbie, Bertie, and his friendship/engagement, Bobbie getting annoyed and bowing out, as well, Glossop speaking with Bertie about noting Kipper’s “neurosis”, and Bertie explaining the reason being a good’n. But, upon stating their posish was stuck, Glossop relates a story which he believed put Bertie’s theory out.

Glossop describing a young couple at first not being consented to marry, until after the boy’d saved his girl’s pop. Glossop states how this was simply an extra idea, but Bertie gives him mad props, definitely spreading the word, he later remembering he forgot to update Gloss. on Willie’s purchase, then not caring to complete his mish. He first goes to spring the noggins of both Bobbie and Kipper’s bowed heads. They q Bertie on how he’d come across the plan, Kipper wondering the strangeness of Swordfish, Bertie maintaining his normalness as a butler.

Bertie was let down by Jeeves take on Gloss.’s plan, he at first thinking it Bobbie’s, Bertie making a date as to get the full Jeeves reasoning, inviting him to watch it go down in a few mins. Bertie still gets the gist of Jeeves’ not liking it for sensing failure, and lack of grace, Bertie becoming defensive and thinking Jeeves jelly. Kipper’d already had courage failure when seeing Upjohn’s shaved upper lip, this a trauma ages old. Bertie sees Upjohn first, he still early, since Bobbie wasn’t with him, yet. Bertie muses how comfy Upjohn’d be upon hitting the cool water, since the day was tropical, he soon interrupted by a sad-looking Willie (Haha!) and Poppet, Bertie hoped would biff off soonish for his part he must soon play. Willie was chatting of Ma Cream telling him about Bertie’s mice obsession, he keeping it cool, Willie coming to the part where his cow creamer’d gone missing, and Bertie thrumming a bit, but still chill, alas-ing not catching the Gloss. in time.

Bertie is smoking the most “nonchalant”-making ciggy, advising Willie he needn’t bother informing his Aunt, since items like these show up again, Upjohn and Bobbie coming by, and Bertie noting to definitely have Gloss stick the gem back. Upjohn currently was in a mood, Bobbie having brought him to see a big fish in the lake, Bertie confirming this, and Upjohn wanting to be near the phone for his attorney’s call. When Upjohn tells of wishing he’d stay’d in, he begins to retreat, but stays a mo. more at their request, Bobbie saying her line, but Phyl then announcing Upjohn’s lawyer was waiting. He biffs off quick, Phyl carrying, Augustus the cat for Poppet to meet. The pup acts excited as Augustus snoozes at Phyl’s feet, and when the pup approaches and gets spat at, he flies at Bertie, and the 2 go into the lake, Kipper grabbing Bertie and at first thinking him Upjohn, whilst Willie’d saved Poppet. Bertie relates how shit had gotten complicated.

Bertie, Kipper, and Bobbie arrive back looking wet to he gills, Dahlia making note and attesting to Willie having looked similar, Bertie changes costume quickly and is met by Kipper and Bobbie after, they not looking as broken as they should, and being told of Dahlia’s new/old plan to have Bertie berate insults at Upjohn, so Kipper can defend him, then allow the 2 speak of his suit against his job. Bertie couldn’t decline due to the Wooster code, but he did walk off silently, going to his rarely visited Unc. Tom’s room of silver. He greets Upjohn reading one of Ma Cream’s novels, Bertie overcome by Upjohn’s looks and the room reminding him of Upjohn’s office from years ago at school. Bertie notes Upjohn wanted him to leave, but he stays strong and is interrupted by Phyl after mentioning Kipper. This has Bertie leaving out the French windows and being met by Bobbie giving him shit for not getting to his part quickly enough, and now must reconnoiter. Bertie sees Dahlia again, she updating Phyl’s status of engagem. to Willie.

Bertie properly empathised with Dahlia as she describes the mo. Phyl’d been taken in being with Willie getting her puppers out of water. Dahlia laments how she now hadn’t been able to keep her promise to Phyl’s ma, and once learning Upjohn’s close quarters, bellows for him, he turns up, and Dahlia lets him have it with her righteous anger. Upjohn takes her abuse up to a point, but then clarifies which Cream bro she was attached to being the prof of romance lit, this being Wilfred and not Wilbert, the playboy, he then shooting off after hearing the phone.

Dahlia blasts off with her dislike of how both bros shared the same nickname, Bertie again mentioning she chuck Upjohn, the idiot out, after she’s noted not having invited him in the first. He comes back in looking much less smug, attempting to get words out. Apparently his lawyer’d rustled up Kipper’s identity and stated how it was either he or Kipper whom’d leave Dahlia’s party, so Dahlia again is given opp. to give him shade, Bertie being tasked with giving hima¬† ride and Jeeves, filling in for Glossop’s day off, would pack his bags.

Bertie gets Upjohn to the inn, and worries whether Dahlia had calmed. He learns she’d gone to her room for deep breathing of cologne, Bobbie in happiness over Jeeves having taken Upjohn’s speech, this ofc somehow keeping him from suing Kipper’s job. Apparently the idea was, he’d be unable to make his speech and he’d be willing to trade. Bobbie designates Bertie to the task just in time for the call, Bertie losing his nerve when hearing his voice. He goes through much yes and no-ing Mr. Upjohn until Bobbie takes the phone, lays on some honeying foundation to Bertie’s irritating nature. She shows his posish and he relents to her delight, Bertie discussing being in awe of the females with Jeeves.

Ma Cream comes in to tell Bertie of her suspicion of Gloss’d been confirmed, Berite sitting to hear the long tale. She gets to the bit of messaging lady Gloss about their employment of Swordfish, she not knowing the name, proving Ma Cream’s point, but Bertie throwing doubt upon wifey’s ability to remember the helps names, Ma Cream not ending there, but mentioning Swordfish currently in possession of Willie’s cow creamer. She also states of having rung for the cops and expected them soon, and would stand outside the door so no one could mess about inside. Bertie tells Dahlia and Bobbie when they come in, Dahlia bidding he head off Gloss’s return whilst Bobbie’d retrieve Jeeves.

Bertie looks for as long as his tummy’d allow, returning two apprise Bobbie, she updating he’d return’d long ago. Not only this, but also Jeeves figured it all out by having Gloss state his business, and then Ma Cream corroborates with her suspicions of Berite, Jeeves continually reminding this embarrassing status was only known to those at Brinkley, offerring him a drink. Upon reminding him, he takes the hit for his Uncle Tom’s happiness, Berite forgiving his rep again being sacrificed.

Bloody wonderful, I’m going to miss them once I’m finished. Continual reading in my future!

Cucumber Quest (Vol. 4 Webcomic, Ch. 3)

Nautilus recognizes their pizza homies as the Limbo crew, they now quite a somber group for not being able to continue their limbo ways, Nautilus trying to keep their spirits up. To make matters worse, the next kingdom lacked a princess, so how they were to collect the siggy’s from each kingdom without a princess available makes a quick, pausing hiccup. Meanwhile Rosemaster wants to look her best whilst she speaks with Double Night about her grand plan, which didn’t impress him much. Rosemaster started to yearn for the old days when it was easier to be evil, their first run through their evil plans. She does reveal which in the quartet could actually do them trouble, she digressing about Double Night’s choice of words when harping on all the failures they’d had. She doesn’t mention which of the group would be dangerous, but does vow a good show whilst they played with the children.

Botanica Springs didn’t have royalty the way the rest of the Kingdoms had, they were verging on gangsters. The “King” there was of fashion at their capital, the quartet crashing their style event in order to figure out which “royalty” choice they had to sign the sword. As they each have their own emotion about the loud in style, Cuco deduces how the chat with the Double Knight basically q’d how any of the heroes all these 99 times, had gotten the siggy before them, if they didn’t have a princess, since the beginning. The King of Style picks girls from the crowd as honorary princess of style, Almond among them. Nautilus is currently in a cave-like area with Liquus she meeting Rosemaster and reassuring her how the rest of her group was content, this after insulting her charmingly.

Back at the style show, Cuco is angrily wondering why and how his dad was somehow hosting the contest, he explaining he was only making an income, is all. The 4 girls then start the task, receiving a flower and having to look for the trophy whilst keeping the flower til the end. Rosemaster is learning of Nautilus’ escape and demanding her minions to find them. The style of underwear dude sets her down after they knew they lost the minions, the fella running off and coming back with a stylish outfit, Nautilus learning they were in a dark, giant closet. Peridot then says how she was after Almond, her pop making fun of her for kinda stalking her. After denying it profusely, she lets out with how dumb Almond was for believing the contest was real, reality changing, and Almond looking at Carrot, whom had forgotten why he’d climbed atop an odd looking precipice point.

From his vantage though, he sees Cuco, whom then confronts Double Night, wanting to compromise, somehow. Double Night attempts to relate how complicated the situation truly was, when he’s distracted by Cuco’s wand, but then has a flashback and hardens up, showing he didn’t care by swiping at them and making them fall down a crevasse. Carrot pleads with Double Night to spare them all, and when he awakes, Double Night mocks his emotions, but this also being what saved them. Meanwhile Rosemaster/Thornmaster, is holding Peridot hostage now, she having messed up, and if she complained more, she’d be worse off than jail. Rosemaster shows how upset she is when she’s alone, then being confronted by Glitchmaster, it commending her good work all these 99 times. Glitchmaster wants to confide who is responsible for keeping them back, they having to take him out if they wished to succeed this time.

Glitchmaster then asks she do the job, since it was suspicious of him to even be present, she agreeing what with their recent long time betrayer. Almond is currently at the end of the search, they locating the trophy and a chest, which contained the letter from Princess Parfait. They are then confronted by the Gaurdener, his name depth ofc, confusing the hell out of them, he letting them know they were in the Queen Lotus’ garden. He claims to have frightened the Rosemaster with his power and face, he making the suggestion if they could look upon him they could take the Hocus crocus which was the trophy and also a magic enhancer. Meanwhile, Peridot is complaining hella loudly about her odd cell, so much to the point of wishing for a normal door, at and getting it, magic-style, this magical door still closed, and seeming confused when she asking it to open.

Nautilus helps her, she ofc, salty about it, and Almond with Cuco get back to the Style King and she somehow has the trophy with her. Upon handing it off to a rep for safe-keeping whilst they readied her for the 2nd test, Cuco decides to follow the rep, due to suspiciousness, but gets himself caught after Carrot helps him deduce where they were, after seeing a bunch of odd flowers floating around. Almond comes back thinking she’d be needed, Cuco already having helped himself after Rosemaster minions were body-checking him, but she disappointed with his conquering skills.

They then all trying to catch up to Rosemaster before she got the trophy magic flower, but this doesn’t happen, Glitchmaster attempting to get it off her, but she going rogue and keeping it, glitching his ass out of existence. She then confronts the group, showing off her upgrade, and putting them all down after showing Almond what for when she cuts her off to get to the point, taking her elsewhere to chat. When they arrive, Almond sees Carrot, and Rosemaster does something to Almond which makes her swing at Carrot off a ledge, he falling and talking about his failure to another presence and when he awakes, sees lil creatures eating grass and talking of having Carrot’s letter, the Gaurdener never wanting it but only attempting to divert them from the Crocus, pff, haha.

Carrot reads and is so overcome, his pendant starts glowing along with Parfait’s, he returning to face Rosemaster. She somehow has a convulsive flash to where Glitchmaster airs his grievances with Rosemaster for edging him out, discussing the true nature of Double Night, and how Rosemaster was going to indulge herself before she won. Double Night turns up and shuts shit down, disappearing Peridot, Rosemaster defeated, Cuco deciding they’d give Rosemaster’s stone to the minions, since they hadn’t been tricked into serving her, they liked her.

Then, Double Night is shown with Peridot and she invites him to watch her teen show, Punisher Pumice, a close up look of the episode they watch to follow. Double Night then speaks with Parfait, she thanking him for giving Carrot her letter, then Double Night recalls how they fell into playing the same fight out so many times. A bit more is shown, some side stories are given, and a flashback of Cabbage almost being made to quest like Cuco sheds some interesting light on at least one of an almost-hero’s strange experience with the Oracle.

This is a quite addictive series, and it certainly isn’t taking long to catch up! I’ll be following D.G. Gigi’s work, for sure!

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit

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Bertie was currently bathing and dreading hosting a couple of his Aunt Dahlia’s friends. He wanted to impress, ofc, for this was his beloved Aunt, but she admitted they’d be a bore. Jeeves was currently on holiday for summer, so this only lowers Bertie’s self worth, but then his trusty man walks into his bedroom, he hearing from tub-side, as he drops off a piece of mail, Bertie assuming Jeeves would be going to his club.

Before they parted though, Bertie has Jeeves relate the letter, it being from a Percy Gorrige wanting to be givena¬† thousand pounds. Jeeves continues once he’s met with confusion, Percy being a step-son to Trotter, the peeps he was entertaining later. The man would put it toward his play, Bertie suspicious, and then confirming with Jeeves his best course being to deny the request. Upon dressing and a revitalizing drink, Bertie felt buoyed. Jeeves then coldly noticed Bertie’s face, he collecting a moostosh. Bertie sticks to his guns and then Mr. Cheesewright arrives.

Bertie was reduced to nerves when it came to certain fellas, Cheesewright one of these bunch, the 2 never having meshed, they being acquainted, since boyhood. Cheesewright no longer worked with the law, but through his uncle, his habit still in this vein, though, which helped put Bertie off. Although, Bertie had a couple, he was able to keep relatively cool, even offering the judgemental fellow a drink, he snooty and giving Bertie a hard time, since they usually bet on their dart tourney at the Drones, and Cheesewright had pulled Bertie’s name, so he usually’d say something about his imbibement habits. Cheesewright goes on to accuse him of also going to Catsmeat’s going off to Cali party, believing he’d have gluttoned the bad stuff more, even considering he’d be off for the same after eyeing his outfit. Upon Bertie setting him straight though, he affects acceptance of a sort, he currently awaiting Florence to show. They almost ready squabble when she arrives, since he’d made fun of Bertie’s moostosh.

Bertie clarifies his earlier description of Florence wasn’t becoming of her actual clever lovlieness, she not short on suitors or eyeballing American horndawgs. Cheesewright berates her lateness, which she doesn’t register, instead keeping her vision on Bertie, which rustles his feathers, and worse when she praises his moostosh, this giving Cheesewright the stick, so Bertie changes the subj. to Florence’s novel, she bringing up Percy’s play, stating how whilst there was small trubs with funding, he’d assured he’d raise the funds. Cheesewright goes into insulting snorts, believing Percy to be incapable, Florence defending his honor, facially and cranially.

As the 2 bicker, Cheesewright hurries the along for his unc’s inability to wait long. Bertie watches the 2 with worry, knowing he could get dragged into their eventual split if Florence looked at him the right way again, he knowing Florence was out of all his leagues, esp. intelligence. This only bode of¬† being “moulded”, and this wouldn’t do. So, after his smoke and thoughts of never again being forced to read Tolstoy over mystery thriller fic, he goes to meet the Trotters (Like, Only Fools and Horses!). His expectations are met with bores galore, Bertie happy to conclude his evening at the Drones, with “restorative” drinks, Cheesewright interrupting not long after.

Bertie expounds on the Cheesewright and how often he rowed, presently and in college. His physique wrestler-esque and he staring at Bertie in a way which had him cringing. Cheeswright begins with threatening him, then inquires why he’d grown the moostosh, he having to endure Florence chatting nonstop about it, and upon arriving at her doorstep, wishing he’d grow one. Cheesewright refuses and she ends their engagement; a lead-up to this, ofc being listed. Bertie was showing empathy which Cheesewright q’s, since he was suspicious the growing of fuzz was for Florence’s reaction, Bertie attempting to ease his mind and failing, his nerves at him, now, but does throw back some good plausibility.

Cheesewright decides he’ll judge this new evidence, Bertie feeling worried, changing venue to the sitting-room where Jeeves was finishing a phone call. Bertie soon thanks Jeeves for handling Gorringe, whom was on the phone. Bertie brings more concern to his 11 pgs in the Ganymede club books, pleading for Jeeves to rip them out, and then learns more about who was listed in his stories with him. After, Jeeves remembers Florence’s request for Bertie to call her back, once on the line with her, she confides having to research a grungy night club, Bertie having Jeeves make a reservation for a table away from the band, Jeeves having confirmed rightly.

Bertie kept his handful of memberships to different nightclubs about town, but’d fallen out of taste with it, the one he was taking Florence being the kind she’d requested, flashy. When meeting up with Florence at nearly midnight, she was in a damp mood, Bertie readying to warm her heart toward her beloved once more, he directing chat to her book, she ready to tell why she was having her main character go to a nightclub being caused by love woes.

They then move to her staying at Brinkley and meeting the famous author, Morehead, and they eating kippers and drinking whilst doing so. Bertie eventually brings up Cheesewright and how he was in similarity with her main character’s feelings. It’s then when it’s shown how uncaring Florence currently felt toward Cheesewright, then the subj. takes a nasty turn about marriage and Bertie, they getting raided, and Florence bouncing when hearing the process Bertie confided. He then trips the officer in hot pursuit of her and gets himself well knicked.

Bertie spends the night in jail, pays his 10 pounds to society, then totters home, Jeeves found and debriefed on his disliked experience of jail, the judge, a comedian in his own right, which Bertie also doesn’t get pleasure from, mostly in roast-style. He then goes about ordering a ginormous breakies and despaired over Jeeves having to add this tale to his others in Ganymede, this being confirmed regretfully by the man, he also restating there wasn’t any juice on Cheesewright in there, and then leaves on the behest of Bertie for his breakies.

Florence then calls up and was caught up on what had happened and why, to Bertie, she thanking him and then letting him know the judge he’d encountered was Cheesewright’s unc, Bertie properly amazed, as well as by Florence having gotten back with him. She also decides Cheesewright must not learn of their chat or nightclub for his crazy jealousy, he even having bent on growing a moostosh, so Bertie agrees as he notices Cheesewright in the room.

Bertie thinks fast and begins referring to Florence as Catsmeat, til ringing off, restating whom he’d been speaking with, and Cheesewright not poisoning him with his stare for this ofc, he asking instead where he’d been the night before, proceeding to explain how his unc’d mentioned him at lunch and he’d been with Florence, Bertie playing this off as if it’d been possible, Gadsby, his alias, was his look-alike and could’ve been responsible for his unc’s confusion.

This leads to Cheesewright q’ing whether it actually had been Florence in the club last night, Bertie in support of this, as well as when Jeeves comes back with his elixirs for both boys. Bertie declines his in performance for calming Cheesewright, and when he’d drank the stuff, he’d become much more forgiving toward him, the 2 parting on relative good terms, Cheeswright following Florence to Brinkley when his stash came in properly.

Bertie was on his best legs the next days to come with Cheeswright gone, up until getting telegrams from his dear Aunt Dahlia, he properly paranoid by them after his cow-creamer debacle. He knows he must take it and open, so discovers it’s the Aunt, their message convo. insulting and warm, to end with, anyways, and he learning she required him quickly to cheer up a bloke with whiskers, and upon prompting for more info., receives a blast with why he was to do as he was told.

Bertie responds with he’d be thinking it over, due to complicados of his own. His main concern was Cheesewright’s presence, Bertie not able to avoid this for long, since Dahlia calls in the evening, and eventually comes out with the woeful man being Percy Gorringe, he having raised the moolah for the play, but was broken-hearted over Florence marrying Cheesewright. He was worrying about him, too, but Anatole’s cooking ultimately decides him, he apprising Jeeves and tasking him with the necklace pick-up, Dahlia had requested.

When he drives down to Brinkley and delivers Dahlia’s necklace to her, they speak of his unc’s sympathy pangs toward Percy, since he’d sacrificed Anatole’s cooking for his emo needs. Dahlia chucks a book at Bertie’s face when he begins singing because a phrase reminded him of some similar lyrics. They get back to her theory she couldn’t get Trotter to sign was because of his mother, whom was also staying with them,

Percy interrupting to inquire after Florence, and upon being intro’ed to Bertie, shows he hadn’t forgiven or forgotten being spurned his money. This doesn’t concern Dahlia though, she focused on the Trotter she wished to buy Milady’s Boudoir, so Bertie is sent out after Percy, he not looking for him much when he runs into him on the garden path. For some unknown reason, though Percy was in grand attitude, speaking of the sunset and then quoting a poem he’d written of the same subj. matter, revealing how he’d been inspired by Cheesewright. Bertie could relate, he also bringing up how he knew Dahlia had blabbed about his feelings and being upset it Florence was marrying an idiot like Cheesewright.

Bertie then hears how the telegram Percy had delivered was of Cheesewright breaking off with Florence and she biffing off, Percy doing the same for energy, and Bertie a bit unnerved only for Florence not seeing Percy in this way, he knowing Florence going backwards in love was more her style. He then speaks to the horse herself, she confirming Percy’s words and Cheesewright apparently gone so far as to bribe people at the night club for info about who was there the night they’d been out and knew Bertie had reserved a table. When he nervously inquires if Cheesewright’d mentioned him, Florence gives him the bad news of she believing Cheesewright’d promise he’d break 5 spots on his spine, now.

Florence biffs off and whilst Bertie hates to be late for an Anatole meal, he was flummoxed by Cheesewright. Then, he calms himself with knowing Cheesewright wouldn’t be at Brinkley at least, hastening to his room, Jeeves then informing him of Cheesewright’s presence and wishing to see him. Bertie was well shocked, esp. after learning Cheesewright planned to meet with him after din din, Bertie not impressed with his inelegant etiquette. So, whilst Bertie’s first meal on his stay at Brinkley wasn’t the best, the menu consisted: Le Caviar Frais (The Fresh Caviar), Le Consomm√© aux Pommes d’Amour (with the apples of love), Le Sylphides √† la cr√®me d’√Čcrevisses (with the crayfish cream), Les Fried Smelts, Le Bird of some kind with chipped potatoes, and Le ice cream.

To top it off, it tasted like nothing spectacular because of Cheesewright’s presence. He didn’t make it easy on anyone, since he sat in silence, not chit-chatting. So, by meals end, Bertie high tails it outside, thinking he heard a baying, not waiting for this Cheesewright to catch up, the night being zen if not for this. He runs into Unc. Tom, he having a breath of a walk in the night, inquiring of Bertie’s quick exit and sidetracking on Dahlia’s acting peculiar. He decides to return to his room when his unc continues his walk, readying to read most of his “sleuth” fic when Cheesewright comes a-callin’. Bertie makes clear he wasn’t opening up for the fella, since he’d threatened assault, so Cheesewright rattles and cusses for a bit before learning. Jeeves then knocks, Bertie requesting whisk. and sod., and upon his fetching, next arrives Dahlia, she needing Jeeves touch of genius before her rep lost all goodness.

Dahlia confides her worry for her hubby, Tom, she interrupting herself in order to give Bertie what for on his moostosh, she then resuming with how she hadn’t asked Tom for money for Morehead being in her mag, she instead having pawned her pearl necklace and now sporting a fake, Bertie flabbergasted. The terrible part of this news was Tom’s buddy whom’d be visiting knew jewelry, as well, so would looky loo her neck gear, Bertie seeing the issue. Jeeves returns, Bertie gives his aunt first dibs of drink, then relates the prob. and Jeeves shows his passing interest with jewelry and diamond detection, then once upon learning Dahlia’s issue, must take a mo to pace.

Aunt Dahlia can’t quite get over Jeeves’ choice of descrip., “disturbing”, which bothered her despite Bertie’s attempts to soothe. She begins to come around with reminders of how often Bertie’d been saved, Jeeves then returning with the idea stemming from Shakespeare, she getting it burgled, so the jeweler had nothing to verify, Bertie disappointed, esp. when being offered his services as thief to Dahlia by Jeeves, she all for it. Bertie not, ofc, but they’d covered all the possibilities for a relatively easy thieving scheme, so he agrees, Dahlia readying her item within her room. Bertie fetches the ladder and promptly enters the wrong window, identifying Florence’s vocals of confusion, she flood-lighting the room. (Wow! First misspelling, “farily” Ch.13, psh!)

Bertie cannot believe how Dhlia got her instructions wrong, but Florence acts pleased to see him, and when she suggests he’d been planning to kiss her, he tries to steer her away, it ofc not working, and so he gives her the desired snog, reluctantly, she then confessing Agatha’s view of Bertie needing to have been committed long ago, puzzling Florence. Bertie takes ample offense to this, esp. with entertaining her spawn, Thos., (and the 2nd error “w(h)ere they stood”, tsk editor!) and Florence continuing about how she’d been curious of his progress, since finding him with a book she thought he’d been buying. When she learns about his current reading choice, she’s quite stink-faced over it. They’re soon interrupted before Florence could share what she believed he should be reading, Cheesewright announcing himself. He insists on delivering her mail to her face, they now having to discover a hiding place for the Bertie.

They settle him within a cupboard and Cheesewright places her mail on a surface indicated, everyone “stiffly” speaking. Cheesewright broaches the subj. of his telegram first, saying how he’d immediately shaved his moostosh upon learning of Bertie at the club, he insulting her by claiming she hadn’t written her last book, and attempts to specify further, losing his train of thought, so Florence states he should make like his thought, and biff off, but he relocates the R word, and even mentions his paranoid fear, but walks himself into bad territory when Florence confirms her plans to attach to Bertie, he violently shuddering enough to shower himself with hat boxes, Cheesewright discovering and withdrawing him by his ear.

Bertie attempts good humor, but it isn’t met, Cheesewright preferring to take it outside Florence’s room. Bertie uses this to his advantage, but soon realizes the much needed ladder wasn’t at the window any longer, he then curbing Cheesewright with he being the chosen Dart member, which pauses him. He’s soon reasoned into staying his spine-cracking hands and Bertie’s allowed to retire to his room, finding Dahlia waiting and sputtering at him, Bertie feeling the tides should have him in this state. SOon after Dahlia puts forth her q’s, Bertie adds his side, Dahlia then getting his hang up. She was also updated to the status of the ladder: missing, Unc. Tom then entering before Dahlia could curse.

They team up with a natural excuse, Tom revealing he’d discovered a ladder and believed a thief group was on the premises. The mys. solved, Dahlia felt better, she able to set up the paranoia to her needs. Unc. Tom throws them a loop though, upon stating where he’d moved the valued items, they then hoping Jeeves knew combo locks, he locating them like a demon and confirming he didn’t have the skill of the backwoods, this giving Dahlia the hopelessness of what was to come, and once Jeeves learned who they were expecting, reminds Bertie Lord Sidcup was Spode of Totleigh Towers, they in the clear for knowing his secret, so he’d hold his tongue about the necklace if it was to be kept.

Bertie awakes late per usual, and after breakies notes Dahlia’s behavior had improved, she informing how Jeeves had brought her into the fold regarding Spode’s other business. Before leaving so he could finish his morning toilette, she commends him for keeping a steady front when it came to his fiancee, Florence and her thoughts as to when and where’d they marry, knowing he’d have a decent chance of getting out of it, like always, but also considering if he did have to sign the love contract, at least he’d be without assault upon his bod. Jeeves then updates Bertie of Ganymede’s lunch being moved up a week to accomodate a butler, Bertie ofc “right-ho”-ing.

Jeeves aways and Percy moans, his outlook having switched again. As he’s confessing his reason and approaches having asked Florence’s hand, Bertie gave buddy support response, and Percy isn’t amused, since he’d lost her to Bertie. What truly confuses Bertie, is when revealing he’d been bought off Cheesewright for the Darts tourney, he then reacts with aflutter. Ofc, he’d have liked to biff off immed., but Dahlia may need back up and Bertie had a strong sense of loyalty. A plan involving perhaps Jeeves seeps in, he making a quick dash to where he’d parked to see if he could catch him in time.

Bertie was currently relying on Jeeves still possessing Thos’ cosher, he catching Jeeves looking like a bohss and would’ve missed him if he’d been a few seconds longer, Bertie getting straight to the point with short preface. Jeeves offers to return with it, but Bertie worries about length of time without and Cheesewright’s desires for him too strong. Jeeves is soon agreeing with Bertie’s surmising and metaphor, adding more than enough on his own to make Bertie wonder his intent, stopping him and deciding to carpool, wanting to feel safer sooner than later.

They do as expected, retrieve the cosh, Jeeves going to his club, and Bertie eating at the Drones, then returning to Brinkley, upon getting back, first seeing Dahlia. She was frustrated with Spode being held up by her hubby showing off his silver for so long and she not getting the chance to speak with him privately, yet. She’s reminded of Jeeves and his advicing through chit-cat with nephew, but is despaired by his absence, Percy interrupting before Bertie could relinquish with the time he’d return. Percy nags Bertie about his health what with having gone to the city in such warm weather, he then relaying his mama’s desire to speak with Dahlia after she berates him for interrupting. Dahlia agrees to see the woman later and leaves to vulture her hubby, Percy sharing how much Cheesewright wished to see him, fetching him, and Bertie ready with his blackjack.

Bertie with cosher, was ice steady, he taking Cheesewright’s threats with ease. He finally produces the little weapon to Cheesewright’s frozen stance, but Bertie begins setting a scene, and Cheesewright catches him off guard with a lunge in mid-sentence, getting the weapon, but Bertie instinctually mad quick retreating, keeping the mini couch between them, after jumping to the far side initially with adrenalin (fucking hilarious!). Bertie tuckers Cheesewright out, they being discovered by Dahlia’s butler, Cheesewright getting more pissed as their exchange was only leading to the fact of his coming through for the bell having rung at the door, Bertie explaining and referring to him as a dance partner (great fun!).

The butler fetches a blond female, she bowling Cheesewright over with her looks, fosho! She announces whom she is for the butler’s benefit for Dahlia. Bertie understands the value she brought to the mag with Morehead to talk it up. She surprises the mute Cheesewright more, when she recognizes him, and after Bertie offers to show her in to his Aunt, she declines in preference to a walk, Cheesewright getting his words out and offering a look at the place, she accepting and the 2 biffing off. Bertie goes off and lounges to sleep, awaking abruptly for recalling the dropped weapon, aiming on reclaiming it for obv. safety precaution. He goes to where it’d flown, near Unc. Tom’s safe, cosher not there, and safe open.

Bertie locates pearl necklace, though and locates Dahlia in her room with Agatha Christie novel, she looking much more chipper, Bertie expecting a happier blow up upon his good deed reveal, but Dahlia cuts him off with her good news, first. She goes on about waiting, she following them to the safe once Tom’d remembered, he getting a phone call and Dahlia talking Eulalie but Spode having sold his share, Dahlia then noticing the cosh.

Bertie guesses rightly, she using it on Spode before he got a close look at the necklace. Dahlia is in mid-celebration of getting her necklace, when Bertie asks about the one he’d grabbed. After a bit of a recap of Dahlia’s events she figures the necklace was Ma Trotter’s, she having Bertie return it to the safe. Bertie goes of to do this as Mr. Trotter comes in, Bertie hoping the safe was still ajar. It was, but before Bertie could place necklace within, the man sees the door open, wacks it shut before Bertie’s bulbous eyes, and necklace stays out of its needed setting.

Bertie knew his fate, jail by inspector, he getting accused of thievery. He rushes back to Dahlia, Ma Trotter just then leaves and he sees Dahlia’s mood change again, she revealing Ma Trotter wanted Anatole in exchange for her hubby being allowed to sign. Dahlia’s too caught up with this prospect to listen to Bertie’s trubs the first time, catching it after he gives it a 2nd go, then Tom comes in. He updates them of Ma Trotter discovering her necklace missing, Bertie declining the offered drink Tom planned on getting for himself, leaving.

Bertie calls for Dahlia’s butler when she mentions not having Jeeves available, they learning he’d come back, and send for him, Bertie telling his problem first and Dahlia allowing she’d be second. Jeeves suggests Bertie secret the necklace to Ma Trotter’s room during din din, but then decides it’d be easier for him to shimmer past unnoticed, he then hearing Dahlia’s, letting her know she could get Trotter to go against his wife by relating to hubby she knew he’d declined the honor of knighthood, which his wife yearned for him to receive, this making his acquiescence guaranteed. Due to his turning in early though, she planned on dropping her know-how after breakies.

Next morning, against the grain of Bertie’s normal rising hour, he was at the stairs at 9, wanting to see Dahlia’s victory firsthand. Cheesewright and Morehead were there and readying for a row on the lake later, Bertie showing his cosher again and Cheesewright updating his stance of no longer needing to break Bertie’s stance in multiple spots, he also having gotten over Florence. This froze up Bertie, a bit, he chasing after Morehead, and Bertie left with Trotter complaining about the French cooking giving him pubic pain and being married meaning the loss of one’s power over one’s spirit, and next the room fills with the rest of the houseguests and hostess, Spode’s 7 foot frame walking in and delicately relating what he remembered, Dahlia brushing it up to “giddiness” on his part, then giving Bertie a piece with lighting his ciggy inside, it stanky. As he stands by the window, all hear Ma Trotter quake over some fool being knighted, she then deciding hubby should decline, if ever offered, Dahlia losing hope, but gaining Ma Trotter’s pearl necklace when her butler delivers it to her.

As Bertie listens to Dahlia’s suggestion as to how it’d gotten in her butler’s hands, she is moved to ring for the cops (after it’s been found, mind you…), Dahlia a bit miffed Trotter would accuse her butler of swiping it, the man relating he’d discovered it in Jeeves’ room, he having found it in the hall. Trotter requests for Jeeves, Bertie ready to reveal everything in case Jeeves got the axe. When he’d arrived, though, Ma Trotter gets her reason of why Jeeves’d kept it, saying it was fake pearl, bringing about silent shock, Trotter denying this and accusing Jeeves of being drunk, his verbal agility put to the test, and this obv. not the case.

Spode looks at it and agrees its worthlessness, Percy coming clean when his mama is accused of shorting her hubby the money for her bro. Percy confesses to needing it for the play of the lady he lurved, Florence looking upon him differently. Trotter wishes to leave quick as possible, his abdomen being mean to him and wanting a doc, Dahlia’s hope to sell diminishing. Bertie yells for Jeeves, whom offers one of his specials to Trotter, and upon hearing it’s close proximity, follows Jeeves, Dahlia close being for support and chat, ofc, Bertie now alone with Florence.

Bertie uses the same tactic offering items as with Trotter, she declining and confessing her upset about her feelings budding toward Percy, he making the getting to the point easy by offering to end their engagement, and get right with Percy, she so happy she hugs him, and Percy walks in to see. Florence, fortunately is given time to explain what she’d been doing to Bertie, the 2 accepting how chivalrous he was, but wouldn’t be able to guess to look at him, Florence then wondering how they’d live according to her lifestyle needs, Percy reluctant to reveal he had a back up income as a detective author, which Bertie enjoyed, his pseudonym, Rex West, and Bertie fanboying asking a q about his current story, Florence then showering some love for jonesing on his literariness. Before the 2 could tottle off to talk of his current proj. though, Bertie gets Percy’s autograph, then sits for more sausage and bacon, Dahlia returning and looking much better, Trotter in recovery, Bertie catching her up, and Jeeves relaying Trotter’s readiness to deal, Dahlia off like a shot. Bertie then, after contemplation decides the moostosh was too dangerous for him to keep, Jeeves obv relieved, and thanking Bertie.

Perfect and hilarious good fun, as usual! This one gave me the good imaginings to the point of LOLing for quite a while through a few sentences. Wodehouse is the man.