1. What does Bertie's aunt ask him to do in Chapter 1?
In Chapter 1, Bertie's aunt Dahlia asks him to entertain her acquaintances, the Trotters, by taking them to dinner. Dahlia warns Bertie that the Trotters are a rather boring couple.
2. Why does Bertie feel lost at the beginning of the novel?
At the beginning of the novel, Bertie admits that he has been feeling rather lost without his valet, Jeeves. Jeeves had been off on holiday, leaving Bertie to fend for himself in the meantime.
3. What does Percy Gorringe work on in Chapter 1? What does he want from Bertie?
In Chapter 1, Jeeves recaps a letter from Percy Gorringe, in which he tells Bertie that he is working on a stage production of Florence Craye's novel, Spindrift. Percy asks Bertie for a one-thousand pound investment in the show, which Bertie does not intend to make.
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