The immortal valet, Jeeves, shimmers to Bertie Wooster's assistance time and again in the first volume of these side-splittingly funny tales. Whether saving a cabinet minister from a marauding swan, rescuing Bertie's chums from bowls of proverbial soup, or arranging unhingeing performances of 'Sonny Boy', Jeeves' genius (and Wodehouse's) is unparalleled. Especially concerning the extraordinary incident of the punctured hot-water bottle! Tuppy Glossop, Bingo Little, Sippy Sipperly, even Bertie's formidable Aunt Agatha - all have reason to be grateful to Jeeves. But Jeeves' greatest achievements is, of course, in saving Bertie from himself.