Borthwick Smythe is a wealthy and successful Jeweller who was just passing through the village after completing some profitable business transaction. He is from south of London, near the coast. Without his glasses Borthwick-Smythe does look a little frightening. He has tight, sinewy, strappy muscles and a face that is hardened and almost brutal – a face that might have been chiseled by a sculptor who had fallen out of love with the idea of beauty. He also has the most splendid handlebar moustache! However, his generosity shows no bounds.