Perhaps it is due to the fact that his wife Jane keeps a watchful eye on him for much of the time, but when Lord Ickenham breaks free he becomes pure dynamite and bumps-a-daisy as billy-o. These three stories, Uncle Fred in the Springtime, Uncle Dynamite and Cocktail Time, will vouch to that. Foiling a plot to relieve Lord Emsworth of his beloved prize pig, the Empress; arranging a little match-making for his love-lorn nephew Pongo Twistleton; knocking off Sir Raymond Bastable's topper with a Brazil nut: there really are, as Uncle Fred himself admits, 'no limits, literally none, to what I can accomplish in the springtime.'
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