One intolerably hot evening in the house of Francis Hinzley in Hollywood comes Sir Ambrose Ebercrombie and finds the owner, the scriptwriter of the company “Megapoliten Pictures”, along with his young friend and poet Danis Barlow behind a glass of whiskey. All three Englishmen, and the British, according to Sir Eberkombi, here in America, should stay together and not fall below a certain level, that is, not to accept work that does not correspond to their position in the local society. Denis, who recently ended a contract with one of the studios, joined the funeral office for animals called “The World’s Best Land,” which all Englishmen of Hollywood was perceived as a disgraceful step.
Sir Francis has not been doing well in recent times either. Soon he
Young people begin to meet, and after a month and a half they deal with betrothal. Mr. Joyboi, representing the embodiment of the most perfect professional manners and enjoying romantic success among the girls working in the “Rustling Dale”, is also not indifferent to Aime. He never told her openly about his sympathy, but expresses his feelings through the dead. To Eme from his hands, they always come with a blissful and childish smile on their lips, which makes the other beauticians jealous. One day he informs her that she is likely to be promoted and transferred to the work of an embalmer. On this occasion, Mr. Joyboi invites Aimee to dinner at his house, where he lives with “Mamuli” and her old shabby parrot. The reception does not seem to Eme too welcoming, and she takes the first opportunity to escape from there.
After Mr. Joyboi learns of the betrothal of Eme, all the dead who fall into her hands acquire a tragically-sad expression. Knowing that the girl’s fiancé writes poetry to her every day, Mr. Joyboi, with her permission, shows them to one writer and finds out that they all belong to the pen of classical English poets, as Eme reports. In addition, soon a parrot dies at Mr. Joyboe’s mother. Arriving in the “World’s Best Land,” he meets there Denis, who hid from Aime the place of his work and assured him that he was preparing to become a priest of the Free Church. He did this because his office stands several orders below the “Rustling Dale” and about her Eme repeatedly spoke with disdain.
Faced with deception, Aime decides to break with Denis and set a date for the wedding with Mr. Joyboe. About all his experiences and difficulties in his personal life, Aime regularly writes to the editorial office of one of the newspapers, to some popular spiritual mentor, who in the newspaper has a daily rubric called “The Wisdom of Guru Brahmin.” Guru Brahmin is the two men who respond to letters from correspondents. One of them, Mr. Junk, answers them not on the newspaper page, but in personal correspondence. Soon after Denise finds out about the new engagement of Eme, he meets with the girl and convinces her that she has no right to violate the oath he has given him before. His words, unexpectedly for Denis himself, produce a strong impression on the girl. Arriving home, she urgently calls on the phone to Mr. Chlam, the same day dismissed because of drunkenness, and asks him to help with advice. Mr. Junk, himself not in the best of spirits, advises Aime, who has already managed to get bored with his letters, jump off the roof. On the same evening, she unsuccessfully tries to call Mr. Joyboi, who calls her “rodnuley-detuli”, but can not come, because his “Mamuli” has a holiday – she bought a new parrot. Eme leaves the house at night, goes to “The Rustling Dale,” and there, completely unwilling to take revenge on Mr. Joyboi, accidentally turns out to be on his desk and makes himself an injection of cyanide potassium.
In the morning, when he came to work, Mr. Joyboi discovers the corpse of his bride on his desk and hides him in the fridge so that no one knows about him. He goes to Denis and asks for his help. Denis suggests cremating Aimee in “The Best World’s Places,” and the disappearance of the girl, who also does not have parents, is explained by the fact that she fled with a former bridegroom to Europe.
Sir Ambrose, learning that Denis is going to open his own funeral agency, is to him and urges him to return to England as soon as possible, so as not to embarrass his compatriots. He even supplies him with money on the road. Some more money Denis receives from Mr. Joyboi. Nothing else holds him in America, where so many people, even more worthy than he, were wrecked and killed.