The peaceful slumber of the Worcester village of Rudge-in-the-Vale is about to be rudely disrupted. First there’s a bitter feud between peppery Colonel Wyvern and the Squire of Rudge Hall, rich but miserly Lester Carmody. Second, that arch-villain Chimp Twist has opened a health farm, and he and Soapy and Dolly Molloy are planning a fake burglary so Lester can diddle his insurance company. After the knockout drops are served, things get a little complicated. But will Lester’s nephew, John, win over his true love, Colonel Wyvern’s daughter Pat, and restore tranquility to the idyll? It’s a close-run thing....
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Jumps on his bed while licking the bottom of one foot. He persists in this life affirming act despite interference from the head nurse.
If I were grading this book I'd give it a "B." It's worth listening to. The narrator, Jonathan Cecil, raises the quality of the story by an irritated, upper-crust accent. Cecil is at his best doing the voice of the Sargent-Major, who is decidedly not upper-crust yet is (in my opinion) the funniest character in the book. A fun entertainment.
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