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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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Revealing the dangers of giving previously dumb animals the power of speech. Especially cats.

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Alethia Debchance, raised on a strict diet of romance novels, leaves home for the first time to visit her distant cousin Robert, an aspiring

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The Talking-Out of Tarrington

When an wholly unsuitable man tries to aquire invitations to an aunt's picnic, the task of putting him off is left to Clovis.

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The Boar-Pig

The Stossens encounter more problems than expected when they try and crash a garden party through an apparently empty paddock.

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The government's success in a by-election becomes dependant on the acquittal of an obviously guilty man.

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The Remoulding of Groby Lington

A man becomes obsessed with the idea that owners might grow to resemble their pets. Then someone buys him a monkey.

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For The Duration Of The War

Boredom leads a rector into temptation following his move to a country parish.

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The Philanthropist and the Happy Cat

Jocantha decides to share her happiness with the less fortunate through a spot of afternoon philanthropy.

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The Cupboard Of The Yesterdays

A Wanderer and a Merchant argue over the downsides to modern war.

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In the window of a dismal 'Toy Emporium' a particularly horrible doll in peach-coloured velvet with leopard-skin accessories fires the imagi

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The Story of St Vespaluus

The great king Hkrikros - a devout worshiper of the sacred and esteemed serpants - depairs as his favourite nephew begins to show signs of C

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The Guests

A woman tells of a particularly stressful experience involving a visiting bishop, a flood and a hungry leopard.