Diantha Ffolkes, just a ""chit"" of a widow from India, comes to London with her companion and her cats Poona and Ping who soon have kittens, Fee, Fi, Fo and Fum. There is much talk about this and further idle chatter about the ton (a word which appears with relentless frequency everywhere you look) which Diantha is to join in this simulacrum of the Regency romance. . . . Ffoolish beyond anticipation.