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    but the way she blows off Roland Atwater, Dudley Finch, Ambrose Wiffin here in the Mulliners are of the best.
    she also, if I recall, blows off Bertie, Freddie from Blandings, Barmy from The Drones and I forget who in the Golf series.
    Wodehouse really had a thing for redheads

    "Red hair in Wodehouse usually spells Trouble (with, as you may have noted, a capital 'T')..."
    (The P.G. Wodehouse Society)

    "It ought to be a criminal offense for women to dye their hair. Especially red. What the devil do women do that sort of thing for?"
    (by Bill in 'Indiscretions of Archie')

    "He found himself face to face with an extraordinarily pretty girl. She was a red-haired girl, with the beautiful ivory skin which goes with red hair.
     ...She was not the prettiest girl he had ever seen...But there was a subtle something about her. A sort of, how-shall-one-put-it, which he had never encountered before. He swallowed convulsively. ...At last, he told himself, he was in love, really in love, and at first sight, too, which made it all the more impressive. ...But she had bitten him in the arm. That was hardly the right spirit. That, he felt, constituted an obstacle."

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:21:46 AM PDT

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