One of the best Jeeves & Wooster books. The action takes place at Steeple Bumpleigh, the residence of the dreaded Aunt Agatha and her second husband Lord Worplesdon (Uncle Percy). Aunt Agatha is away and Uncle Percy has consulted Jeeves on how to bring about a meeting between himself and Chichester Clam, American shipping magnate, whose business he wants to buy. The issue is that if the press find out then the share price will rocket and Percy will suffer. Jeeves, being partial to fishing, suggests that if Bertie were to be given a cottage on the estate (near the river) then the two great men could meet there with a complete lack of suspicion. Bertie is not happy but agrees to play his part. Of course, attempts at holding a meeting become increasingly farcical, not helped by Uncle Percy's young son Edwin, a boy of maniacal do-good intent. Personal issues for Bertie arise because Aunt Agatha's daughter, Florence, who used to be engaged to Bertie, has now become engaged to Stilton Cheesewright, an old school chum of Bertie's, but a deeply suspicious and potentially violent one. He believes Bertie is out to get Florence back, while Bertie fears what will happen if Florence rejects Stilton, a situation that circumstances render more and more possible. In the meantime, Lord Worplesdon's ward, Nobby Hopwood, is being refused permission to marry mutual chum Boko Fittleworth on the grounds that he is a mere writer. Bertie is called upon to assist them in ways likely to be dangerous to both his health and personal liberty. The three sub-plots wind round and round each other in glorious manner as the book progresses, and Bertie looks like being the winding post. But, never fear, as Jeeves is on hand to save the day. A lovely book.