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Saki

Saki

France

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.

10 min read

The Music on the Hill

* Story contains bad language

A couple apparently run into some ancient forces when they make the move to the country.

8 min read

The Oversight

Lady Prowche has trouble putting together a guest list that will ensure her house party is argument-free.

11 min read

Hyacinth

Matilda ignores Mrs. Panstreppon's advice not to take her rumbustious son to the poll on his father's election day.

9 min read

Bertie's Christmas Eve

Bertie Steffink takes action against his disapproving relatives.

4 min read

Hermann the Irascible

A newly imported King of England finds a harsh - but effective - way of dealing with the country's feminists.

9 min read

The Sheep

Rupert becomes increasingly hateful towards his incompetent brother-in-law to be.

13 min read

The Hounds of Fate

* Story contains bad language

A man contemplating ending it all off the edge of a cliff is apparently - by an enormous stroke of luck - given a second chance.

6 min read

The Treasure Ship

The Duchess of Dulverton sends an errant nephew to search for underwater gold.

6 min read

Adrian

Mrs Mebberly takes on a little more than expected when she arranges to take the angelic looking young 'Adrian' on holiday.

7 min read

The Easter Egg

Lady Barbara is charged with finding a suitably new and tasteful method for greeting the head of state of a small Euopean princedom.

10 min read

The Lumber Room

Witty and insightful tale of a memorable day in the life of a determined child.

7 min read

The Phantom Luncheon

Lady Drakmanton comes up with an unorthodox way of dealing with the miserly Misses Smithly-Dubb.