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|The morning sun shone benignly down on
Blandings Castle and the various inmates, their breakfasts
digested, were busy with the tasks of the day.
Beach, the butler, was in his pantry reading an Agatha Christie:
the Duke of Dunstable, who had come uninvited to the Castle and
showed no sign of ever leaving, was spelling his way through The
Times. Lady Constance, Lord Emsworth's sister, was in her
boudoir writing a letter to her American friend, James
Schoonmaker; and Lord Emsworth was making his way to the
headquarters of the Empress of Blandings, his pre-eminent sow,
three times silver medallist in the Fat Pigs Class at the
Shropshire Agricultural Show.
It was on this unsuspecting community that Frederick, 5th Earl
of Ickenham, descended like a genial genie of the lamp.
Accompanied by his young friend Bill Bailey he swept through the
Castle like a cleansing fire, straightening the wayward path of
love, despatching unwanted guests, and gracefully restoring to
his host the wonder pig that evil men had sought to steal.
And when these tasks were done his handsome face betrayed the
pleasure he felt; Frederick, Earl of Ickenham, had given service
with a smile.