Bill the Bloodhoundby P.G. Wodehouse
Format of Original Source: Short Story
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Candidate for Adaptation? Promising
That was really the best part of the whole thing. It was all very well for Alice to talk about creeping and spying, but, if you considered it without bias, there was nothing degrading about it at all. It was an art. It took brains and a genius for disguise to make a man a successful creeper and spyer. You couldn’t simply say to yourself, ‘I will creep.’ If you attempted to do it in your own person, you would be detected instantly. You had to be an adept at masking your personality. You had to be one man at Bristol and another quite different man at Hull–especially if, like Henry, you were of a gregarious disposition, and liked the society of actors.
An incompetent sadsack is smitten with the young chorus girl, and in order to be near her, he accepts a job from a detective agency to spy on one of her fellow actors. It’s all very silly stuff, but in a musical theater setting, and filled with lots of silly fun stuff. It would need a little bit of expanding, and some subplot; but there’s something to be mined here.
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