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The Prince and Betty (version 2)

Gelesen von Kirsten Wever

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The story moves from a royal palace in Europe to a squalid tenement in New York. The European action centers on the efforts of an uncouth millionaire to create a gambling mecca on the tiny isle of Mervo. This involves the installation of a Prince who is unknown to the populace, a royal decree allowing gambling, and a proposed royal marriage spectacular enough to create the publicity to draw business. But the millionaire’s proposed bride – his stepdaughter, Betty – has a history with Prince John, which ignites stormy emotions and sends her flying to New York.

In New York we meet Rupert Smith – in fact, the double of the aristocratic, optimistic, erudite, pseudo-Socialist Rupert Psmith (with a silent preliminary “P”) who is featured in four other Wodehouse novels, including Psmith, Journalist. Bored with the dull content of the small weekly paper he edits, Smith develops an exciting and provocative organ which involves its staff (including Betty and, later, John) in precarious adventures. Articles about deplorable tenement conditions threaten certain parties who commission a gang to put Smith et al. out of commission. To protect themselves as they investigate, they enlist the aid the leader of New York’s most powerful gang. As the truth comes to light everyone is surprised by how intimately the Mervo and New York story lines have been linked all the while. - Summary by Kirsten Wever (8 hr 59 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 – A Cable From Mervo

12:48

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Chapter 2 – Mervo And Its Owner

23:00

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Chapter 3 -- John

15:22

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Chapter 4 – Vive Le Roi!

15:20

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Chapter 5 – Mr. Scobell Has Another Idea

17:51

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Chapter 6 – Young Adam Cupid

14:23

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Chapter 7 – Mr. Scobell Frank

17:29

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Chapter 8 – An Ultimatum From The Throne

19:46

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Chapter 9 – Mervo Changes Its Constitution

22:45

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Chapter 10 – Mrs. Oakley

16:38

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Chapter 11 – A Letter Of Introduction

16:33

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Chapter 12 – “Peaceful Moments”

20:28

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Chapter 13 – Betty Makes A Friend

16:19

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Chapter 14 – A Change Of Policy

21:36

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Chapter 15 – The Honeyed Word

16:05

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Chapter 16 – Two Visitors To The Office

26:04

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Chapter 17 – The Man At The Astor

23:40

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Chapter 18 – The Highfield

28:27

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Chapter 19 – The First Battle

22:24

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Chapter 20 – Betty At Large

21:40

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Chapter 21 – Changes In The Staff

13:23

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Chapter 22 – A Gathering Of Cat Specialists

14:07

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Chapter 23 – The Retirement Of Smith

13:46

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Chapter 24 – The Campaign Quickens

17:59

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Chapter 25 – Cornered

13:29

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Chapter 26 – Journey’s End

19:09

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Chapter 27 – A Lemon

18:32

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Chapter 28 – The Final Attempt

15:00

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Chapter 29 – A Representative Gathering

20:23

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Chapter 30 – Conclusion

5:04

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