By P. G. Wodehouse
The extreme fail to remember Wodehouse sequence keeps, with Big Money, certainly one of Wodehouse's such a lot impossible to resist comedian stories. whilst Lord Biskerton--bearing simply the beginnings of a mustache and a noble distain for paintings, and his good friend Berry Conway, who unfortunately succumbed to monetary strain to turn into the secretary to American millionaire T. Paterson Frisby, search Ann Moon, Frisby's appealing niece and heiress for their mutual betterment, the implications are unforgettable.
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