The World: The Butler Did It

"But when folks finds out?" he asked at last. "Think about it. Think how lowered you'll feel—one of your husband's servants."

—Lady Chatterley's Lover

Gamekeepers are scarce nowadays, especially around London's chic St. James's Place, but otherwise the plot revealed in court last week was a familiar one to readers of D.H. Lawrence. On trial in the Old Bailey was a handsome Irishman named Maurice O'Regan, 33, charged with forging three checks to a total of $34,400. Maurice had been butler, chauffeur, valet, handyman and cook to Sir Francis Henry Grenville Peek, 56, fourth...