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"You're sure about this, Reg?" I peered anxiously down at my bundle and then up at Reg's stuffed-frog expression.

"Yes, Bertram," he said firmly, if with a note of regret. Said note spoke volumes to me and I felt a pang of guilt.

I held baby Peter a little tighter. "So where's this Kingdom chap? If he's going to adopt a Jeeves he should have the decency to be prompt about it."

"Like most small towns, Market Fishborough has a strong network of communication—"

"Gossips, you mean."

"Indeed. He's likely having difficulty slipping away."

I hoped he never showed up.