"an extraordinary little red-haired man. Captain Foulenough in person."

Captain Foulenough was a fictional character who featured in the popular Daily Express column By the Way which ran from 1919 to 1975.

Having been educated at Narkover school (which specialised in card-playing, horse racing and bribery), Captain Foulenough had a penchant for gate-crashing upper-class social events, which he then proceeded to wreck.

The column had many different authors over the course of its 56 years, some of whom used the nom de plume Beachcomber.