Summer Projects

by Aussie Meyer
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Story


"Ladies, we need to get organized. Before we fritter away the entire summer, let us set ourselves some projects for the improvement of our masculine peers, who so clearly need our guidance." With these words, Honoria Glossop opened the conversation as she poured tea for her friends: Florence Craye, Madeline Bassett, Stephanie "Stiffy" Byng, and Roberta "Bobbie" Wickham.

"Excellent idea!" replied Bobbie Wickham. "Why wait for Fate to toss some poor mug into our sphere of influence, when we can schedule him for overhaul in advance and reform his character in our spare time."

"Well, I shall write out five names: Bertie Wooster, D'Arcy "Stilton" Cheesewright, Algy Wymondham-Wymondham, Charles "Biffy" Biffen, and Freddie Widgeon. These I shall twist up and put into the Madeline's hat, for the drawing," offered Florence. This done, they all drew their targeted victims.

"Now I shall note down personality traits to be improved, and we shall draw one each to focus on. I'll include quitting smoking, giving up alcohol, doing good works, reading improving literature, and following a healthy vegetarian diet," continued Florence. Once again, the young ladies drew their appointed tasks.

No sooner did the tea break up than the young ladies set to work contacting and reforming their charges. Some of the projects took longer than others, but one woman's reform was completed each week for the next five weeks.

Sadly, the full details of this experiment were not recorded for posterity, and the test subjects all backslid to their unreformed states, so it is difficult to recount here exactly which girl reformed what fellow in what personality trait ... can you help sort it out from the six clues below?


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Clues

  1. Honoria's victim and Stilton Cheesewright were both either the first or last to reform.
  2. Stiffy Byng set out to change her pal Bertie, but he wasn't the third one of the group to clean up his act.
  3. Florence (who was not working on Stilton or Freddie) and Bobbie Wickham were the girls charged with the task of creating a teetotaller and a vegetarian (in some order).
  4. After one young man gave up red meat and became a vegetarian, another fellow reformed the following week, and then Madeline fixed up Algy Wymondham-Wymondham, the week after that.
  5. The fourth young man to be reformed gave up reading who-done-its and began reading Tolstoy.
  6. The third chap to reform didn't give up smoking, and the last to reform didn't give up drinking.



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