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A Christmas Offering! - Jeeves and the Family Tree

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“I say, Jeeves, cluster round.”

“Sir?”

“Close on me – if that’s the right expression?”

“A military phrase, sir, employed by officers requiring the presence of their subordinates.”

“Right, Jeeves. Lend me your ears.”

“Equally appropriate, sir. Mark Antony . . .”

“Never mind Mark Antony, Jeeves. This is important.”

“Very good sir.”

“As you know, Jeeves, when it comes to regions north of the collar stud, B Wooster is not rated highly in the form book. Nevertheless, I do have one great scholastic triumph to my credit. And I bet you don’t know what that was?”

“You have frequently adverted to it sir. You won the prize for Scripture Knowledge at
your preparatory academy.”

“Yes, Jeeves, I did, to the ill-concealed surprise of the Rev Aubrey Upjohn, proprietor and chief screw at that infamous hell-hole. And ever since then, although not much of a lad for Matins or Evensong, I’ve always had a soft spot for Holy Writ as we experts call it. And now we come to the nub. Or crux, Jeeves?”

“Very appropriate sir, or ‘nitty gritty’ is these days often heard.”

“The point is, Jeeves, as an aficionado, I have long been especially fond of the book of Genesis. God made the world in six days, am I right, Jeeves?”

“Well sir . . .”
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