When Gussie Fink-Nottle, after a convivial evening with "Catsmeat" Pinbright, is sentenced to 14 days without the option for wading in the fountain at Traflagar Square, Bertie Wooster sees the red light. For Gussie is an expected guest at Deverill Hall, and clearly his enforced absence will give rise to immediate inquiries. From this point it will be but a short step to a complete revelation of the scandalous details of his escapade and Bertram well knows what would be the effect of this intelligence on Gussies fiancé, Madeline. As always when a rift appears in her love affairs, Madeline will transfer her simpering affection to Bertram and the grim prospect of having to endure the grand passion of this female stimulates Bertie to the sternest of endeavors to forestall catastrophe. But as usual, Bertie's involvement causes further entanglement, which only Jeeves can unravel.