Aunts aren't gentlemen

Sun 11 March 2012 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Based on doctor's advice, Bertram Wooster sets out to the countryside to relax and rejuvenate. At the village, he bumps into his ex-girlfriend. If that's not enough, her father suspects him of theft and her suspicious boyfriend has followed her from the city. With a lot of difficulty, Bertie manages to clear the air that he is around only for medical reasons when his aunt gets him into more trouble by snitching his ex-girlfriend's dad's cat and leaves it at his protection. Already under suspicion and fearing being caught, he seeks the help of his butler, Jeeves who steps in and sorts everything out for his master the umpteenth time.

While the story is fun to read, I found it hard to stomach that a butler goes beyond his line of duty to save his master time and again. Uncle Fred, a maternal uncle to Pongo Twistleton is more believable in this sort of a role.