By P. G. Wodehouse
Along with his overbearing sister, girl Constance, and the ill-tempered Alaric, Duke of Dunstable, approximately to descend upon Blandings citadel, Lord Elmsworth calls in his brother, Sir Galahad Threepwood, for ethical aid. but if Dunstable exhibits up with a debatable portrait of a nude girl, Blandings erupts in chaos. each eccentric visitor turns out to need the portray, and for extraordinarily diverse reasons—Wilbur Trout since it seems like his ex-wife, and Lord Elmsworth simply because it's a ringer for his puppy pig! How on the planet will Gally type this mess out?
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But Mrs Procter assured me that, like most other government bodies, the Registry would have its own internet site. I would simply have to log on. ‘They do have rules about privacy,’ she continued, ‘but I don’t think rules like that would apply to people who died a long time ago, or no one would ever be able to trace their family trees. Anyway, you should give it a try. ’ ‘No,’ I said. But then the bell rang, and I had to put off looking at the Births, Deaths and Marriages site until the next day.
Mum must have put it there,’ I remarked, as we gazed up at the tinkling arrangement of miniature pipes. ’ ‘I don’t know. ’ ‘Maybe they don’t have to make a noise. ’ I mentioned my idea about an exorcist. ‘An exorcist,’ I said, ‘would be better than windchimes. Exorcists drive out evil spirits. ’ But Michelle looked grave. ’ she inquired. ‘Well, it’s keeping Bethan out of his bedroom, isn’t it? ’ ‘I don’t know,’ said Michelle, shaking her head. ‘Exorcists – I’ve heard about exorcists. A film was made about them.
But before I tell you about that, I should tell you about Friday afternoon. On Friday afternoon, I came home to discover that the copy of Mum’s title deeds had arrived. Mum told me the news as soon as I walked in the door, and handed me a long piece of paper with a coat of arms at the top and a lot of typed words sitting above a series of scribbled-on stamps. 58 Eglantine—pages 14/11/06 12:42 PM Page 59 ‘Prescott-Marsh, of Burrough, Teens and Walgrove,’ I read aloud, ‘is now the proprietor of an Estate in Fee Simple, subject nonetheless to the reservations and conditions, if any, contained in the Grant hereinafter referred to .