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Author : P. G. Wodehouse
Main Characters : Jeeves, Bertie Wooster, Pauline Stroker, Mr. Stroker, Chuffy and Lady Chuffnell
Description Of One Of The Main Characters : Mr. Stroker is very strict and thinks Woosters are very unkind. He is really formidable. He is the father of Pauline Stroker.
Whom I like and Why : I like Jeeves as he is an intelligent and active valet. He is honest and sincere in his work. First, he works for Bertie but later he resigns as he doesnt like the Banjo.
Whom I dislike and Why : I dislike Lady Chuffnell as she always gives wrong opinion and keeps adding fuel to the fire. She is selfish and careless. She acts as if she can solve anything.
Setting/Theme Of The Story : Jeeves is a very intelligent and honest valet who works for Bertie. But as Bertie doesnt stop playing his Banjo, Jeeves resigns over him. Bertie is invited by his school friend, Chuffy, to stay with him. But when Bertie goes there he finds Pauline Stroker and her formidable father Mr. Stroker. Bertie also finds out that Chuffy has employed Jeeves. He stays in a hut given by Chuffy near the shore and The Chuffnell Hall. After a few days he finds out through Jeeves that his old friend Chuffy has fallen in love with Pauline. As Pauline talked with Bertie often regarding this, Mr. Stroker thinks that Pauline wants to marry Bertie. So Mr. Stroker decides to get Bertie married to Pauline. Meanwhile, Bertie’s newly employed valet Brinkley burns the hut by mistake and Bertie’s favourite instrument is gone. At that time, Mr. Stroker invites Bertie to stay with them. And as Bertie goes there, he finds out that he is going to be engaged to Pauline. He needs the help of Jeeves. Of course, Jeeves has a brilliant idea. Jeeves applies black soot on Bertie’s face and sends him on a boat back to the shore in disguise with a troop of musicians. Meanwhile, Pauline tells her father that she wants to marry Chuffy and not Bertie. Mr. Stroker seems to be really happy by the change in his daughter and they both get married. Jeeves does not want to work for Chuffy anymore and comes back to the employment of Bertie now that the Banjo is gone. That is when Bertie says, “Thank You, Jeeves”.
Part I Enjoyed The most : I like the part when Jeeves helps Bertie escape from Mr. Stroker.
A few Quotes for you to enjoy :
Well, if that was the attitude he was proposing to adopt, well,
I mean to say. My geniality waned. I drew myself up coldly, at the
same time raising a stiff eyebrow. And I was just about to work
off the old To-what-am-I-indebted-for-this-visit gag, when he
chipped in ahead of me.
`You ought to be certified!'
`I beg your pardon?'
`You're a public menace. For weeks, it appears, you have been
making life a hell for all your neighbours with some hideous
musical instrument. I see you have it with you now. How dare
you play that thing in a respectable block of flats? Infernal din!'
I remained cool and dignified.
`Did you say infernal din?'
`Oh? Well, let me tell you that the man that hath no music in
himself . . . ' I stepped to the door. `Jeeves,' I called down the
passage, `what was it Shakespeare said the man who hadn't
music in himself was fit for?'
`Treasons, stratagems, and spoils, sir.'
`Thank you, Jeeves. Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils,'
I said, returning.
He danced a step or two.
`In that case, I fear I must give my notice.'
There was a tense silence. I stared at the man.
`Jeeves,' I said, and you wouldn't be far out in describing me as
stunned, `did I hear you correctly?'
`You actually contemplate leaving my entourage?'
`Only with the greatest reluctance, sir. But if it is your inten-
tion to play that instrument within the narrow confines of a
country cottage . . . '
I drew myself up.
`You say ªthat instrumentº, Jeeves. And you say it in an
unpleasant, soupy voice. Am I to understand that you dislike
`You've stood it all right up to now.'
`With grave difficulty, sir.'