The latest misfit whom Aunt Agatha has short-sightedly ordered Bertie to take under his wing is Cyril Bassington-Bassington, a young aristocrat whose mother has sent him across the Atlantic to cure him of his obsession with the theatre.It is the worse thing she could have done. Cyril goes to a Broadway show, gets involved with a chorus girl and becomes a star of the musical theatre himself touring across the States. Bertie also has to help portrait painter Corky with his love problems. Written by
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Did You Know?
Aunt Agatha sees off Cyril Bassington-Bassington from Southampton Docks. The Ocean Terminal Building was not opened until 1950, about 20 years after this story was set. Also, he apparently departs on a Cunard liner, which has become a French one by the time he arrives in New York. See more
I am familiar with the name Bassington-Bassington, sir. There are the Shropshire Bassington-Bassingtons the Hampshire Bassington-Bassingtons and, of course, the Kent Bassington-Bassingtons.
Ah, so, the world's pretty well stacked up on Bassington-Bassingtons then.
Tolerably so, sir.
No chance of a sudden shortage, I mean, ha?
Presumably not, sir.