‘Extricating Young Gussie’ was the only story omitted from The World of Jeeves omnibus, but readers wanting to assess its merit for themselves. Extricating Young Gussie is a short story by British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse (–), being the first appearance of two of his most popular characters. The ingenious valet Jeeves and his master Bertie Wooster must stop a marriage in “Extricating Young Gussie,” a romantic comedy by the masterly P. G.

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What do you say? I cabled to Gussie’s mother and made it urgent. If you don’t give a darn whether you ever see the needle or not it runs into you the first time you lean against the stack.

In the passage outside, Gussie gurgled with joy and slapped me on the back. Gregson to see you, sir. And we took the subway extricatiing where Gussie, the human film, was earning his thirty-five per.

Jeeves & Wooster centenary: Extricating Young Gussie

Wodehouse —being the first appearance of two of his most popular characters, the ingenious valet Jeeves and his master Bertie Wooster. I mean, have extricatiing any important engagements in the next week or so? Arriving at Gussie’s New York hotel, Bertie is surprised to find no sign of his cousin.

It never occurred to me at the time that he would ever do anything except appear at doors and announce people. What I mean is, this is the beginning of the new season, extricatung everybody’s out hunting for bookings.

Extricating Young Gussie

On arrival, he tells us: A Damsel in Distress. If you feel up to it perhaps you wouldn’t mind tottering round to One Hundred and Thirty-third Street and having a chat with him. She and old Danby are talking of reviving “Fun in a Tea-Shop”, and going out on the road with it. I don’t quite know what I had expected her to do, but I certainly didn’t expect her to sit there without a word.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Aunt Julia, happy to see Danby, is suddenly friendly rather than aristocratic. Jeeves in the Morning. My idea had been that I should look in at night, when—if he survived—he would be coming up for the fourth time; but I’ve never deserted a pal in distress, so I said good-bye to the little lunch I’d been planning at a rather decent tavern I’d discovered on Fifth Avenue, and trailed along. The Danbys lived in one of those big apartments uptown which look as if they cost the earth and really cost about half as much as a hall-room down in the forties.

Extricating Young Gussie by P.G. Wodehouse

He had a system of beating the bank at Monte Carlo which used to make the administration hang out the bunting and ring the joy-bells when he was sighted in the offing.

I can’t do better than that, and I wouldn’t have done that if the little lady hadn’t of kep’ after me. If you don’t mind, I’ll let you have it in a series of motion pictures. October 5, at 5: And in the second tale, yoing Young Gussie,” poor Bertie is summarily dispatched to New York by an overbearing aunt to extract his cousin from an amorous affair with a vaudeville artist. I’m not equal to this gusie of thing at such short notice. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

I merely say that she routed me out of bed to listen to her painful younh somewhere in the small hours.

And now, as you heard him say, he’s booked me in the small time at thirty-five dollars a week. I want you still. The poor nut had got stage fright so badly that it practically eliminated his voice.

And excuse me for one minute, Gussie. Bring On the Girls! The old bean will stand a certain amount, but this was too much. I was just going to close my eyes and try to forget till they put Gussie’s name up when I discovered that I was sitting next to a deucedly pretty girl.


Mar 28, Gerald rated it it was amazing. I was so nervous I didn’t know what I was doing. Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets. Best known for his Jeeves series, Wodehouse created the most resourceful and competent servant in literature, the word “Jeeves” itself has become part of the vernacular. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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At the risk of injecting a spoiler, I should add that the abundantly satisfactory resolution has less to do with actually effectuating the desired result tha This is a short novella or a long short-story, just the right length for an airplane read. I have a pal who married Daisy Trimble of the Gaiety, and when I meet her now I feel like walking out of her presence backwards.

I don’t like to say such things of any aunt of mine, or I would go further and put it on record that she was giggling. The Girl on the Boat. I had to watch myself every minute for years, and I never knew when I might fluff my lines or fall down on some bit of business.

Fearing Aunt Agatha’s ire, Bertie tells Gussie that, if Bertie is lucky, he will not be back in England for about ten years. The ubiquitous butler, Jeeves, comes to the rescue of his new master, Bertie Wooster, from a fate worse than death, so they say.

She alluded to Gussie’s governor, the late head of the family, and I am bound to say she spoke the truth. Performing Flea Over Seventy. The Guasie of Sally.