- Major Brabazon-Plank
Major Brabazon-Plank, later Major Plank, is a recurring fictional character from the Uncle Fred and Jeeves stories of British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse, being a famed explorer who led an expedition up the Amazon but is afraid of babies.
Major Brabazon-Plank is a famed explorer who led at least one expedition up the Amazon River in Brazil, then retired. He suffers from a poor memory due to having contracted malaria, and from a great fear of Bonnie Babies competitions.
In Uncle Dynamite, as Major Brabazon-Plank, he is back from leading an expedition up the Amazon with Bill Oakshott. Visiting Ashenden Manor, he finds Uncle Fred usurping his identity. Uncle Fred and Major Plank were acquaintance in their young school days.
In Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, now retired as Major Plank, he sells an important amber statuette to Sir Watkyn Bassett, and wants to call the police on Bertie Wooster trying to sell it back to him. Jeeves (as Detective Weatherspoon) diverted the call to the police by naming Bertie as Alpine Joe and took Bertie away.
Major Brabazon-Plank is featured in:
- Uncle Dynamite (1948) - an Uncle Fred novel
- Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (1963) - a Jeeves novel
- Aunts Aren't Gentlemen (1974, U.S. title: The Cat-nappers) - a Jeeves novel
Major Brabazon-Plank is mentioned in:
- Sources consulted
- Reggie (2007-03-16 revision). "Wodehouse Who's Who: Major Plank". Blandings, a Companion to the Works of P. G. Wodehouse. Archived from the original on 2007-07-24. http://webcitation.org/query?date=2007-07-24&url=http://www.blandings.org.uk/who/Plank_Major.htm.
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