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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,608 / 212 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.9
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 5,517
mnybks.net#: 7583
Origin: gutenberg.org

A farcical and highly amusing story of a week-end party at an English country house where two amateur detectives, disguised respectively as a valet and a maid, resort to dark and devious practices to recover a scarab which in a moment of abstraction, the absent-minded master of the house has taken from one of his guests, an American millionaire collector.

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ero gets hold of it, and the priests dog him and send him threatening messages. What else could it be?"

Ashe could not restrain his admiration.

"This is genius!"

"Oh, no!"

"Absolute genius. I see it all. The hero calls in Gridley Quayle, and that patronizing ass, by the aid of a series of wicked coincidences, solves the mystery; and there am I, with another month's work done."

She looked at him with interest.

"Are you the author of Gridley Quayle?"

"Don't tell me you read him!"

"I do not read him! But he is published by the same firm that publishes Home Gossip, and I can't help seeing his cover sometimes while I am waiting in the waiting room to see the editress."

Ashe felt like one who meets a boyhood's chum on a desert island. Here was a real bond between them.

"Does the Mammoth publish you, too? Why, we are comrades in misfortune--fellow serfs! We should be friends. Shall we be friends?"

"I should be delighted."

"Shall we s

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 3 reviews: *****
2011.10.05
Paul Hatton
*****

Although most of the storyline is fairly predictable, it still makes for a fun read, with plenty of chuckles along the way.

2011.08.25
gibel
*****

Of what I have read by Wodehouse, this is my favorite so far. Very comical story with an engaging plot that makes hard to stop reading. I highly recommend it!

2008.08.15
waynegoode
*****

This is an excellent early novel by Wodehouse, very funny. The plot & characters are fun & interesting. It also gives a good idea of the servants, etiquette, etc. in a "country house" at the time. I found it interesting & even humorous how much the servants cared about rank amongst themselves.

This is a good introduction to Wodehouse.


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