The infamous Sr Lancelot Spratt, now retired, wants only to vegetate in Wales and fish the old Witches’ Pool on is land. But is it on his land? Chadwick, Sir Lancelot’s new neighbour and a marmalade tycoon, claims that the pond is his, by right, deed and title. Sir Lancelot’s breakneck visit to London to enlist his solicitors in the battle with Chadwick set off an uproarious chain of events and proves that even in retirement, Sir Lancelot is still a force to be reckoned with. Nor has his retreat to the countryside weakened his penchant for arranging the lives of others – with results frequently to his own embarrassment.