9.24.2012

Lagniappe 56: Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest

"I'm not absolutely certain of my facts, but I rather fancy it's Shakespeare--or, if not, it's some equally brainy lad--who says that it's always just when a chappie is feeling particularly top-hole, and more than usually braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with a bit of lead piping. There's no doubt the man's right. It's absolutely that way with me. Take, for instance, the fairly rummy matter of Lady Malvern and her son Wilmot...."

Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest
(listen or download from link above)

Read for us by Will Duquette from The View From the Foothills

This story is in the public domain.
According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Function:
noun
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

2 comments:

  1. Love! Love! Love!

    More! More! More!

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  2. So this is the best Jeeves recording out there, are there more? Doesn't seem so on WJD's site.

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