Bertie Wooster has taken up the banjolele, but the manager of the building in central London has issued an ultimatum to either give up the music or clear out. Even the faithful Jeeves threatens to leave, so Bertie seeks refuge in the country.
Trapped in Steeple Bumpleigh, a lesser man than Bertie Wooster would have given way. Ex-fiancee Florence Cray is present, as is "Stilton" Cheesewright, her new fiance. But the biggest blot on the landscape has to be Edwin the Boy Scout whose acts of kindness resembled those of sheer malevolence.