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"Deep Waters" is a short story by P. G. Wodehouse, which first appeared in the United States in the March 25, 1910 issue of Collier's Weekly, and in the United Kingdom in the June 1910 issue of the Strand. It was included in the collection The Man Upstairs, (1914). This article is in need of attention. ... P. G. Wodehouse, pictured in 1904, became famous for his complex plots, ingenious wordplay, and prolific output Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE (October 15, 1881 – February 14, 1975) (pronounced WOOD-house) was an English comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success for more than seventy years. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... -1... November 24, 1917 cover Colliers Weekly was an American magazine that was published between 1888 and 1957. ... -1... The Strand Magazine was a monthly fiction magazine founded by George Newnes. ... The Man Upstairs is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the U.K. in 1914 by Methuen & Co. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


George Barnert Callender, playwright and an excellent swimmer, is at Marvis Bay for the production of his play Fate's Footballs, shortly to be put on there. He is on the pier, dwelling on the play's troubles, particularly its star Arthur Mifflin, when he sees a very attractive girl in the water. Straining to follow her as she swims beneath him, he falls from the pier, and is just about to swim off when she grasps him and begins to drag him to shore. He lets her do this, hoping to form an acquaintanceship, and on the shore they meet and she offers to teach him to swim. A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... A pier in Lillebælt, Denmark A pier is a raised walkway over water, supported by widely spread piles or pillars. ...

They meet again later, and he learns her name is Mary Vaughan, staying at the same hotel as George with an aunt. Next day, the troupe arrive to perform George's play, and Mifflin, full of ideas to promote the piece, heads out on a boat trip with George. Explaining it is a stunt to attract attention to the play, Mifflin upsets the boat, expecting George to drag him to safety. George refuses, however, as it would spoil things with Mary, and makes Mifflin to pretend to be the rescuer.

Mary's suspicions are aroused by the repeat rescuing, and recalls having seen George before, swimmming strongly at another resort. She is furious with him, but Mifflin explains George's initial gallantry and reluctance to repeat the act, and all is forgiven.

Later, with George's play a success in London, he is accompanied into his box by a lady...

See also

The following is an incomplete list of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse grouped by the Wodehouse canon to which they belong, if applicable, within which they are listed by date of first publication. ...

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