q11

Jan. 9th, 2017 10:37 am
dubdobdee: (hobbs)
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q11:
i: Whose nom de plume was Rex West?
ii: Which redhead was likened to Ahab’s wife?
iii: Who were sent down for squirting soda-water at the Senior Tutor?
iv: Who was adjudged the winner of the Jubilee Stakes following a feline incursion?
v: To which courting gentleman was it proposed to give the alpine hat rather than burning it?
vi: Who got 14 days for searching fully-clothed for amphibians in the fountain beneath Nelson’s column?
vii: Whose repertoire was apparently confined to a single-digit rendering of The Rosary?
viii: Which marksman scored six consecutive direct hits on the game pie?
ix: Who was sent to bed for putting sherbet in the ink?
x: Who masqueraded as George Wilson?

COMPLETED:
i: is side-whiskered poet and novelist PERCY GORRINGE in Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit (googled by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
ii: BOBBIE WICKHAM is called a "carrot-topped Jezebel" by Kipper Herring in Jeeves in the Offing (googled by [livejournal.com profile] catsgomiaow)
iii: Bertie's cousins the twins CLAUDE and EUSTACE WOOSTER (guessed by [livejournal.com profile] catsgomiaow, google-confirmed by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
iv: The race was awarded to Colonel Briscoe's SIMLA, despite a black and white cat running onto the course and unseating the jockey, in Aunts Aren't Gentlemen (Googled by [livejournal.com profile] katstevens)
v: The hat went to MR BUTTERFIELD, in Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves. (Googled by [livejournal.com profile] katstevens)
vi: GUSSIE FINK-NOTTLE, after newts in THE MATING SEASON (guessed then googled by [livejournal.com profile] katstevens)
vii: the piano player is FREDDIE BULLIVANT in the story "Fixing It For Freddie" (reluctantly known by non-fan [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)
viii:
ix: The KID CLEMENTINA from a short story in VERY GOOD JEEVES! (guessed by [livejournal.com profile] katstevens, google-confirmed by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
x:

Date: 2017-01-09 10:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
ix is totally familiar but the penny has not yet dropped

ditto re the overall theme

Date: 2017-01-09 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
overall, feels a bit Wodehousey

Date: 2017-01-09 11:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
Yes - surely vi) is Gussie Fink-Nottle, reknowned newt-fancier

Date: 2017-01-14 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
(confirmed - it's from The Mating Season) - Kat logged out

Date: 2017-01-09 11:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
ix sounds like it could be Corky Pirbright?

Date: 2017-01-09 11:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
OR the nuisance boy scout cousin/nephew?

Date: 2017-01-09 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
bit startled i even half-know ANY wodehouse references -- but sherbet in the ink is definitely a line i recall from somewhere

Date: 2017-01-14 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Nope - I think it's Clementina, a truant schoolgirl from a short story...

Date: 2017-01-09 11:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
Pretty sure i) is from a Blandings book I have read relatively recently, where a pulp novelist has to pretend to be an earl or something, and his next door neighbour (whom he carries a torch for) has to pretend to be a lady's companion... to retrieve a lost diamond???
Edited Date: 2017-01-09 11:42 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-09 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
Nope, scrap that idea - his nom de plume is Felix Clovelly!

Date: 2017-01-09 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
(and it was a scarab, not a diamond - my poor old memory)

Date: 2017-01-09 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
vii) Did someone play the piano with one finger? Maybe it's from the one where Bertie has to enter a provincial talent show (while pretending to be Gussie??) and has to do a terrible poem, while he convinces the dude who's pretending to be him (some sporty dude?) to sing 'A-Hunting We Will Go' which goes down very well. I can't remember any of the other turns though?

Date: 2017-01-09 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katstevens.livejournal.com
A quick check reveals this is the same story as Gussie getting arrested for Trafalgar Square newt-hunting, so probably not.

Date: 2017-01-10 10:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
I only own / have read one Wodehouse book (Carry On Jeeves), as in general I feel like the stone-faced party pooper at which everyone else is falling about laughing when it comes to PGW.

However, it turns out that this one book does contain the answer re: the piano player, who is Freddie Bullivant in the story "Fixing It For Freddie". No anecdote follows as the tale is TRAGICALLY UNFUNNY at every turn IMHO.

Date: 2017-01-10 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
iv) Googletime. Bertie has been sent the following newspaper clipping:

Yesterday the Judges, Major Welch, Admiral Sharpe and Sir Everard Boot, after prolonged consideration, gave their decision in the Jubilee Stakes incident which has led to so much controversy in Bridmouth-on-Sea sporting circles. The race was awarded to Colonel Briscoe's Simla... Rounding into the straight, Simla and his rival were neck and neck, far ahead of the field, and it was plain that one of the two must be the ultimate winner. Nearing the finish, Simla took the lead and was a full length ahead, when a cat with black and white markings suddenly ran on to the course, causing him to shy and unseat his jockey.

Apparently 'Aunt Dahlia got hit on the tip of the nose with a champagne cork while celebrating'.

(Kat logged-out)

Date: 2017-01-10 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
v) Is from Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves:


I gave him the hat. It made me feel like a father reluctantly throwing his child from the sledge to divert the attention of the pursuing wolf pack, as I believe happens all the time in Russia in the winter months, but what would you?
"You propose to burn this Alpine hat, Jeeves?"
"No, sir. To present it to Mr Butterfield. He thinks it will be of assistance to him in his courtship."


Mr Butterfield is apparently '104' years old.

(Also Kat logged-out - when logged in at work for some reason I can no longer SEE any comments, let alone post one...)

Date: 2017-01-16 09:37 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
(Ktee here!)

ii is BOBBIE WICKHAM - googling reveals that Kipper Herring writes a letter to her calling her a "carrot-topped Jezebel" in Jeeves in the Offing.

iii without googling I would guess that these 2 are Bertie's cousins Claude and Eustace.

Date: 2017-01-20 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Ktee once again, getting my GOOGLE on because the uncompleted-ness is bugging me ;)

viii. According to Wiki, In The Mating Season, P.G. Wodehouse notes that Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright once hit the game pie at the Drones six times with six consecutive bread rolls from a seat at the far window: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_pie#Later_Victorians_and_the_20th_century

x. is the notorious newt-fancier Gussie Fink-Nottle in "Extricating Young Gussie" again according to the Wiki. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extricating_Young_Gussie

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