‘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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This is September the first, vaudeville’s opening day.

I’ve read Chinese texts that were easier than this. I know you feel that your daughter is marrying beneath her, but—’.

Extricating Young Gussie by P.G. Wodehouse

The Mannering-Phippses were an old-established clan extricatiny William the Conqueror was a small boy going round with bare legs and a catapult. I don’t like to say such things of any aunt of mine, or I would go further gusie put it on record that she was giggling. 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.

That is why I have come to you. I left Jeeves to get my baggage safely past an aggregation of suspicious-minded pirates who were digging for buried treasures among my new shirts, and drove to Gussie’s hotel, where I requested the squad of gentlemanly clerks behind the desk to produce him. She alluded to Gussie’s governor, the late head of the family, and I am bound to say she spoke the truth. He started the refrain, and then the most frightful thing happened.


For centuries they have called kings by their first names and helped dukes with their weekly rent; and there’s practically nothing a Mannering-Phipps can do that doesn’t blot his escutcheon. When I had recovered I tottered round to see Gussie.

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So I tried a couple, and, by Jove! He appealed to me whether the gusdie didn’t want a bit of pep, and I said it wanted all the pep it could get.

There are some things a chappie’s mind absolutely refuses to picture, and Aunt Julia singing ‘Rumpty-tiddley-umpty-ay’ is one of them. Wouldn’t hear of it. No Reviews are Available.

Find out more about OverDrive accounts. I had breakfast three hours ago, and have been walking in the park ever since, trying to compose my thoughts. After he received a telegram from Aunt Agatha asking if she should come and help, Bertie puts her off, and resolves to avoid England for some time, “about ten years. He was a friendly soul, and I told him the whole state of affairs.

Notify me of new comments via email. They have barmen, don’t you know, in New York, not barmaids. The poor nut had got stage fright so badly that it practically eliminated his voice. At first poor old Gussie asked him to stop, but the chappie said, No, it was always done.

Unable to persuade him, Bertie is forced to ask Aunt Julia, Gussie’s mother, for help. The girl next to me got up in her seat, chucked her head back, and began to sing too. The poor nut had got stage fright so badly that it practically eliminated his voice.

Extricating Young Gussie

Man Go rated it it was amazing Aug 15, I still blush to think of the off-hand way I treated him at our first encounter. She bosses her sister-in-law, Gussie’s mother. I’ve always wanted you.


The rekindled romance of Joe and Julia is just one of the several endearing features of this narrative. So well done, and so well articulated by the “Audible” reader. At this juncture dear old Gussie broke off short, rose from his seat, and sprang with indescribable vim at an extraordinarily stout chappie who had suddenly appeared.

February 20, Imprint: And in the second tale, “Extricating Young Gussie,” poor Bertie is summarily dispatched to New York by an overbearing aunt to extract his etricating from an amorous affair with a vaudeville artist. It turns out she gusdie the girl Gussie loves. Reblogged this on ashokbhatia and commented: By the time he reached the refrain I was nearly in tears.

PG Wodehouse the Satirist The comic genius in the guise of a satirist. It can’t have been half past eleven when Jeeves, my man, woke me out of the dreamless and broke the news:.

He’s an artist, too.

Take it or leave it. Jan 03, Extricatingg rated it it was amazing Shelves: A little chappie with a hooked nose sucked a cigarette and played the piano all day. Cute novella but I missed Jeeves. Jeeves —81 Blandings — You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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