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Raw Work At The Font (2)

An indignant reader writes to complain that the Wodehouse quote is incorrect. It should, he says, read as follows:

From Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit: (Perennial Library edition, 1983):

“…And he shrinks, no doubt, from the prospect of being addressed for the remainder of his life as Sir Lemuel.”

“His name’s not Lemuel?”

“I fear so, sir.”

“Couldn’t he use his second name?”

“His second name is Gengulphus.”

“Golly, Jeeves,” I said, thinking of old Uncle Tom Portarlington, “there’s some raw work pulled at the font from time to time, is there not?”

“There is indeed, sir.”

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