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Hector Hugh Munro, better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture.

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The Schartz-Metterklume Method

When lady Carlotta is mistaken for the Quabarl's new governess, she takes it as an opportunity to try out a few of her own teaching methods.

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When his wife's dog begins to shift the balance of power in their relationship, Mr Strudwarden resolves to take extreme measures.

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The Cobweb

When Emma Ladbruk's husband inherits a farm, it comes with an old woman who soon starts to get in the way.

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Excepting Mrs. Pentherby

* Story contains bad language

At an extended house party everyone gets along splendidly with one another - except a certain Mrs. Pentherby.

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An author, at work on the third chapter of his eighth novel, is interrupted by an encyclopaedia salesman.

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James Cushat-Prinkly reluctantly sets off for afternoon tea with the girl he intends to marry.

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The Hedgehog

Mrs. Hatch-Mallard takes her rivalry with Mrs. Dole into the realm of the supernatural.

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The Chaplet

Revealing the dangers of mixing good food and popular music.

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A Matter of Sentiment

The day before the big race and those gathered for Lady Susan's house-party are keen that their money be on the right horse.

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A penniless young gentleman with a mildly successful gambling habit finds a 'sure thing' to put some serious money on.

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"Ministers of Grace"

An unusually religious Duke gets tired of petty party politics and replaces the members of the Houses of Parliament with Angels.

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Mrs Packletide's Tiger

When Loona Bimberton pulls off a coup with her celebrated 'Algerian aviator', Mrs Packletide feels compelled to respond.