Meanwhile at Belpher Castle, Reggie arrives with Percy, newly sprung from the drunk tank. His Lordship is angry and embarrassed, and frustrated with Reggie who can't stop making smart remarks about his arrest. When they enter the castle, Lady Caroline demands a family conference over this horrible incident, dragging a reluctant Lord Belpher into the library to deal with his jailbird son. In the course of this interview, Percy tattles that it occurred because he saw Maud getting into a taxi with a man, whom they all assume is the American that she's in love with. Maud is called on the carpet, and admits that she was in London to meet with Geoffrey but says she didn't see him. Lady Caroline doesn't believe her and says that Maud will be confined to Belpher until she gets over her infatuation.
Also at Belpher, we meet some of the servants, particularly the butler Keggs, and the pageboy Albert. Unbeknownst to the Marshmoretons. the servants are gambling below stairs on just which of Lady Maud's suitors she'll end up marrying. They pay money to buy a name, and whoever turns out to be right will win the pot. Keggs has Reggie's name and feels reasonably confident that this is the winning ticket. Albert, the most junior member of the staff, was made to wait until last to pick and there aren't any names left. Undeterred, he buys into the pool, saying he will choose "Mr. X"- an unknown quantity.
Meanwhile George, blissfully unaware that he has been discovered, is anxiously waiting to hear from Maud. To pass the time, he goes to the local golf course to play a game. There he meets Reggie; the two hit it off and after they play 18 holes, go to George's cottage for a drink. Over the course of their conversation, Reggie becomes aware that George is the one who is pursuing Maud, and who was involved in the dust-up with Percy in Piccadilly. He- like the rest of the family- assumes that George is the same man whom Maud was going to London to see, and tells George that Maud is in love with him. George is incredulous; he is, of course, in love with Maud but finds it astonishing that she could be in love with an unremarkable fellow like himself. Reggie also warns him that the family is aware of his presence in the community, but George is unmoved: faint heart never won fair lady.