This short story from Wodehouse's collection The Man with Two Left Feet was also included in P. G. Wodehouse All Time Greatest Works.
Paul Bioelle lives in an attic. By day he makes eighteen shillings a week as a waiter; by night he paints, perfecting his masterpiece so that he might earn his fortune. The money from the painting would go toward achieving his dreams: marriage to Jean Le Brocq and ownership of a little cigar shop on Brixton. For to Paul, achieving those two things would be heaven on Earth.
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About P. G. Wodehouse
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881–1975) was an English humorist who
wrote novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics, and numerous pieces of
journalism. He was highly popular throughout a career that lasted more than
seventy years, and his many writings continue to be widely read. He is best
known for his novels and short stories of Bertie Wooster and his manservant
Jeeves and for his settings of English upper-class society of the pre– and
post–World War I era. He lived in several countries before settling in the United States after
World War II. During the 1920s, he collaborated with Broadway legends like Cole
Porter and George Gershwin on musicals and, in the 1930s, expanded his
repertoire by writing for motion pictures. He was honored with a knighthood in
About David Ian Davies
David Ian Davies is a product of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Emigrating to California early in life, he did many Shakespearean plays at the Globe and other theaters in Hollywood. He has been devoted to voice-over work for many years.