Glamorous Monica Simmons arrives at Blandings as the new 'pig man' and Freddie,despite a vow to forswear women for drink,is smitten. Connie has also invited Lady Daphne Littlewood,whom she believes is a rich widow,hoping she will be a suitable match for Clarence. Lady Daphne and her obnoxious son Huxley show an unusual interest in the Empress,which endears her to Clarence. But Monica discovers she is a penniless fortune hunter out to marry Clarence for his money and that,after the wedding, Beach,Connie,Freddie and the Empress will all be thrown out. Drastic action is required.