By P. G. Wodehouse
The intense forget Wodehouse sequence maintains, with Big Money, one in every of Wodehouse's so much impossible to resist comedian stories. whilst Lord Biskerton--bearing in simple terms the beginnings of a mustache and a noble distain for paintings, and his buddy Berry Conway, who unfortunately succumbed to financial strain to develop into the secretary to American millionaire T. Paterson Frisby, search Ann Moon, Frisby's attractive niece and heiress for their mutual betterment, the implications are unforgettable.
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From time to time he wondered how the interview was coming along. He hoped that the Biscuit's aunt was clicking. She needed the money, and she had once been kind to him as a schoolboy. Besides, the Biscuit would touch his commission, which would mean happiness all round. She ought to get the job, he reflected. The passage of time, though it had prevented her recognizing him just now and resuming their ancient friendship, had been in other respects kind to Lady Vera Mace. She was still the rather formidably beautiful woman who had come down to the school years ago and stuffed him with food.
He touched a button on the desk. This produced, first, a buzzing sound and, shortly afterwards, his private secretary, who advanced into the room, looking bronzed and fit. Few people would have taken Berry Conway for anyone's private secretary. He did not look the part. Of course, it is not easy to lay down hard and fast rules as to just what a secretary's appearance should be, but one may at least expect it to be – broadly – secretarial. An air of reserved intellectuality might be anticipated.
Naturally Twombley refused. He would not do anything like that. And it's that sort of thing all the time. I am in despair about getting her married and settled down, and I'm always in a state of the greatest alarm lest she may run off with someone impossible. She is so appallingly romantic. The ordinary young man isn't good enough for her, it seems. Oh dear, no! I asked her the other day what she did want, and she said something like a mixture of Gene Tunney and T. E. Lawrence and Lindbergh would do if he looked like Ronald Colman.
Big Money (Collector's Wodehouse) by P. G. Wodehouse