‘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.
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.
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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.