One B. Wooster, recently returned from a very pleasurable sojourn in Cannes, finds himself at the stately home of Sir Henry Hackwood in Dorset. Bertie is more than familiar with the country house setup: he is a veteran of the cocktail hour and, thanks to Jeeves, his gentlemans personal gentleman, is never less than immaculately dressed. On this occasion, however, it is Jeeves who is to be seen in the drawing room while Bertie finds himself below stairs?a role for which he has no discernable talent and a situation he doesnt much like. The root cause of this role reversal is love. Bertie, you see, has met one Georgiana Meadowes on the Côte dAzur. However, Georgiana is spoken for. Orphaned at young age, she is the ward of the impoverished Sir Henry Hackwood. In order to help Sir Henry maintain his beloved Melbury Hall, Georgiana is engaged to marry a man of sufficient means, one Rupert Venables.