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Mike Schilling

It's interesting [1] to note that in the Bassett's original appearance in _Right Ho, Jeeves_, she's described simply as a "droopy, saucer-eyed blonde", and it's clear that no one in his right mind would be interested in her. (Gussie Fink-Nottle is, but that doesn't contradict the previous statement.)

As her story went on (through _The Code of the Woosters_, _The Mating Season_, and so on), she came to be presented as more and more attractive, presumably for the humor in the contrast between her lovely body and horrifying soul.

1. To me, that is.

velvet goldmine

Mike -- spot on! It seems to me that Bertie eventually categorized females into two groups: those with faces one would hate to face over the breakfast table, and those with personalities one would hate to face over the breakfast table.


LOL! Isn't Madeleine the one who is also the sort of girl who asks a fellow if he doesn't think the stars are really God's daisy chain?

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