Bertie's Revolt

by Aussie Meyer
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Story


All the cogniscenti agree that Bertie Wooster is nothing if not fashion forward, yet often he is hindered in remaining avante of the garde by Jeeves' reactionary attitude. On five consecutive weekdays last week, B. Wooster selected some priceless fashion accessory that Jeeves tried to veto - but Bertie (emboldened by his recent Darts Championship), dismissed the objections with a "pish-tush!" and sported one of the offending items (a tie, a pair of spats, some socks, a vest, and a hat - in no particular order) each day, Monday through Friday.

Now Jeeves was quite correct in spotting these accoutrements as being something out of the ordinary - for one thing, they were decorated so uniquely - one was decorated with Mickey Mouse, one had Eqyptian Hieroglyphics, one was extremely Plaid, one a cheerful salmon Pink, and one was strikingly Polka-dotted. The valet responded to these daily novelties with astonishing lapses in his demeanor & duties - One day he actually raised an eyebrow, and on one day, he forgot the cayenne in the morning bracer. On another, he let Gussie in before 10 a.m.; yet another day, he attributed a Browning quote to Shakespeare! Worse yet, he forgot to remind Bertie of Aunt Dahlia's birthday - (fortunately Bertie's subconscious stepped in and sent him a nightmare of a cake-bearing Anatole being carried away on the back of a rogue elephant).

After the dust had settled, and the inimitable Jeeves tried to summon the facts of the revolt for the Junior Ganymede club book, he found that the trauma of the fashion crimes had given him a mental block.

Can you sort it out from the 5 clues he could recall, and tell what item, decorated in what manner, Bertie wore on which day, and how the valet reacted?

* Legal footnote: The term "anklewear" could denote either socks or spats.


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Clues

  1. The plaid item appeared the day after Jeeves forgot Aunt Dahlia's birthday and the day before the necktie incident.
  2. Jeeves attributed the Browning quote to Shakespeare, not on the day of the vest, but rather on the day immediately before or after the day the hat became an issue.
  3. The spats appeared the day after the eyebrow-raising incident, and the day before Jeeves left the cayenne pepper out of the morning bracer.
  4. Neither the Mickey Mouse item nor the Pink anklewear* was enough to cause the valet to forget Aunt Dahlia's birthday.
  5. The fashion accessory with the Hieroglyphic motif appeared a day later than the vest, but the day before Jeeves let Gussie in at the break of day.



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