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Issue 3 - Page 11

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For anyone not familiar with the characters, Bertie's Aunt Agatha does not actually have cloven hooves for feet. She does have a very overbearing personality and an amazing ability to terrorize poor Bertie. She's often referred to by Bertie and his cousins, Claude and Eustace, as "the nephew-crusher". Her main goal in life seems to be seeing Bertie married off to a suitable woman of proper social standing, something Bertie is very against.

According to Bertie, "I dare say there are fellows in the world -- men of blood and iron, don't you know, and all that sort of thing -- whom she couldn't intimidate; but if you're a chappie like me, fond of a quiet life, you simply curl into a ball when you see her coming, and hope for the best. My experience is that when Aunt Agatha wants you to do a thing you do it, or else you find yourself wondering why those fellows in the olden days made such a fuss when they had trouble with the Spanish Inquisition." [Wodehouse - "Extricating Young Gussie"]

Agatha became Lady Worplesdon later in the series. After the death of her first husband, Spenser Gregson, she married Percy Craye, the then Lord Worplesdon and Lady Florence Craye's father. Since I mean this all to be taking place after the books, I decided to go with her as Lady Worplesdon instead of Mrs. Gregson.

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Comments [16]:

Poor Bertie. There is nothing worse that a relative trying to foist off on you someone THEY think would be a perfect spouse for you.
Especially when that person is as overbearing as Aunt Agatha. O.o;
Mmmm, blancmange!
But it was where it was never meant to be!
I've never actually had blancmange. So sad. :(
VEry nice though might be bit of a bummer for Mr Allen depending on the timing
Hopefully they leave a spare key under the front mat.
You know, these 'sketch' pages look terrific! And it's great to see these guys again. Note to self - must read more Wodehouse...
Thanks! It's a little odd, but much less painful to work on. I need to read more Wodehouse as well. I still have most of the Blandings series to discover yet.
Last panel..., LOL!!! The mind boggles.., simply boggles!
Bertie knows how to make an impression on a girl, that's for sure.
Was the blacmange perhaps...playing tennis?
Was it turning people into Scotsmen?
Now that's just sill-- *suddenly turns into a Scotsman and wanders off*
I say, we may need a gemology tree to figure out all these relations! :) So was the blancmange sat upon or thrown? :)
It boldly went where no blancmange had ever gone before.