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| Monty Bodkin's year in Hollywood is
completed a-nd he has returned to London, leaving his secretary
Sandy Miller heartbroken, her love unmentioned, unrequited.
Monty's desires lie elsewhere - with the English hockey
international Gertrude Butterwick, to be precise. Butterwick
pere is horrified at Monty's return, Ivor Llewellyn breathes a
huge sigh of relief, and the Drones Club pricks up its ears.
Attentive students of the Wodehouse canon will recall that Mr
Butterwick made it a condition of Monty's betrothal to Gertrude
that Monty would hold down a job for a year, which more or less
sank any chance of the liaison coming to a fruition; but Monty
succeeded in blackmailing Mr Llewellyn into giving him a job.
Now, with the conditions plainly satisfied, Monty confronts Mi
Butterwick to claim the hand of Gertrude, his return to London
should, he feels, be in the style of a Roman triumph. But Hell
hath no fury like a flummoxed Butterwick, and the Bodkin road to
happiness is arduous and pitfalled through and through..