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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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"Down Pens"

A couple discuss techniques for writing thank you letters.

8 min read

The Threat

Sir Lulworth Quayne reflects on some of the enterprising but thwarted plans made by the Suffragettes to further their cause.

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The Stampeding of Lady Bastable

Lady Bastable is - quite rightly - reluctant to look after young Clovis for a week.

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The Interlopers

A dramatic confrontation between two sworn enemies in a generation-old land dispute.

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The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope

* Story contains bad language

The terminally dull Septimus of Leighton Buzzard (editor of Cathedral monthly) appears to be having a clandestine affair with the maid of th

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The Penance

Octavian Ruttle's guilt over his killing of a chicken-stealing cat is not helped by the growing hatred of its owner's children.

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The Match-Maker

A witty dinner conversation in which Clovis decides it is time his mother thought about getting married.

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The Quest

The residents of the Villa Elsinore lose a baby. Then they find a baby. Then they find another baby.

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The Purple Of The Balkan Kings

Luitpold Wolkenstein, financier and diplomat, sits in a cafe in Vienna and contemplates news of the rise of the Balkan States.

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The Seven Cream Jugs

A family receive a visit from a newly wealthy relation - a man they had previously shunned due to his notorious character flaw.

8 min read

The Bull

Two half-brothers - one a farmer, the other an artist - come to blows over their differing aesthetic viewpoints.

9 min read

The Toys Of Peace

An uncle tries to interest his young nephews in some experimental non-violent toys.