By P. G. Wodehouse
Plum Pie could be Wodehouse's best-loved brief tale collection--no shock because it contains a real Wodehouse trifecta--Jeeves, golfing, and Blandings fortress.
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Then the thing's within the bag. you are saying he has already confided in you approximately his warmer-and-deeper-than-ordinary-friendship emotions bearing on Honoria, so it will not be tough so that you can carry the topic up during dialog. You warn in a motherly approach that he is a sap if he is going on no longer telling his love and letting concealment like a computer virus within the bud feed in his damask cheek—one of Jeeves's gags. i presumed he positioned it relatively well—and pressure the truth that he had larger warmth up his toes and seize the woman whereas the grabbing's reliable, since you occur to understand that your nephew Bertram is creating a heavy play in her path and should stitch up the deal at any second. Use adequate eloquence, and that i cannot see how he can fail to reply. he will be pouring out his love prior to you recognize the place you're. " "And feel she does not suppose like getting engaged to him? " "Absurd. Why, she was engaged to me. " She was once silent for an area, plunged in notion, because the expression is. "I'm no longer sure," she stated at size, "that you have not bought whatever. " "It's a snip. " "Yes, i feel you are correct. Jeeves has an exceptional mind. " "What's Jeeves obtained to do with it? " "Wasn't it his concept? " I drew myself up fairly haughtily—not a simple factor to do if you find yourself sitting in an arm chair. I resent this common tendency to take it with no consideration that at any time when I recommend a few rather ripe scheme, it needs to be Jeeves's. "The series was once totally mine. " "Well, it isn't in any respect a nasty one. i have usually acknowledged that you just occasionally have lucid durations. " "And you will take a seat in and do your bit? " "It may be a excitement. " "Fine. am i able to use your cell? i need to invite Honoria Glossop to lunch. " I should still think that it has frequently been acknowledged of Bertram Wooster that after he units his hand to the plough he doesn't conveniently sheathe the sword. I had informed Aunt Dahlia that I w going to provide Honoria the frenzy of an entire life, and the frenzy of lifetime used to be accurately what I gave her. I lunched, dined and events nightclubbed her. It bumped into cash, yet you could post with a couple of punches within the pocketbook in the event you operating in a great reason. even if wincing on the figures on the foot of the invoice i used to be capable of console myself with the concept of what all this used to be in reduction of. Nor did I grudge the hours spent within the society of a woman whom in common circs i might willingly have run a mile in tight footwear to prevent. Pop Glossop's happiness was once at stake, and while a pal's happiness is at stake, the undersigned doesn't count number the fee. Nor have been my efforts bootless. Aunt Dahlia used to be continually ringing me as much as inform me that Blair Egglestone's temperature used to be emerging progressively daily and it looked as if it would her just a query of time prior to the specified item will be completed. And got here an afternoon while i used to be in a position to visit her with the pleasing information that the d. o. had certainly been a. i discovered her engrossed in an Erie Stanley Gardner, yet she diminished the amount with politeness as I entered. "Well, ugly," she acknowledged, "what brings you right here? Why usually are not you off someplace with Honoria Glossop, doing all your South American Joe act?