Quote of the week

Isn't it amazing how two people can think so differently, especially if it's one of the idle rich and his valet?

Bertie Wooster has been invited to a festivity in the English countryside. To make things more interesting there another guest has decided to take bets on the different competitions, the egg and spoon race, the mothers' sack race, and more.
Unfortunately their hostess has forbidden any kind of bets, so no one can tempt her husband ... but why?

Jeeves: The idea is an attractive one, Sir. Unfortunately, Lady Wickhammersley has come down strongly against any form of betting at Twing. Apparently, I understand, as a result of His Lordship losing the East wing in a game of shove ha'penny last week.
Wooster: Uh, this is bad news, Jeeves.
Jeeves: Indeed, Sir. It was only the strongest possible representations to the other party involved, and the passage of a considerable sum in money that saved the old place.
Wooster: No, no. I meant about the betting.

Jeeves and Wooster, UK, 1990 - 1993

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