Ladies Day arrives. The women enter to a stirring boogie-woogie – Where there’s a man – and Dr. Johnson encounters their leader, Elizabeth I (of course.) She tells him they wish to form an Auxiliary to the Club but is roundly rebuffed. Not all the members are opposed, however. They solicit the ladies’ advice about décor and are told (in canon) that A touch of rose will spruce the place up nicely. The Six Wives of Henry Henry Henry VIII are looking for him as well.
When they arrive the pirates lock the gentlemen in the hold where they ruefully contemplate their fate: Sit down, boy! And when Elizabeth has them released she informs them that under English law, “Recovery of a ship from pirates on the high seas guarantees ownership.” The Houseboat and the Club now belong to the ladies, and the men are invited to form their own Auxiliary. James Thurber had it right: Where there’s a man, there must be a woman.