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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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Clovis discusses a match for Wriatislav - the black sheep of a rather greyish family.

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The Peace Offering

* Story contains bad language

In an ego-driven attempt to heal local political divisions, the Baroness and Clovis decide to stage a Greek tragedy.

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The Recessional

When Clovis must back-up his claim that he can produce quality poetry by the square yard, Bertie van Tahn assumes the role of critic.

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Sredni Vashtar

A boy defies his hated guardian through the worship of a great ferret who lives in the tool-shed.

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The Lull

Mrs. Durmot invites the politician Latimer Springfield round, with the aim of taking his mind off the upcoming elections, a mission her niec

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The Mouse

Theodoric is not alone in his train compartment and, while not actually afraid of mice.....

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Shock Tactics

Bertie becomes increasingly frustrated by his mother who insists on reading all of his mail - so he mentions the problem to his friend Clovi

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Quail Seed

A small grocery store comes up with an ingenious way of competing with the big city shops.

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The Wolves Of Cernogratz

It is said that when a Cernogratz dies in the family castle, the wolves in the forest howl all night long ... but Baroness Gruebel, new owne

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The Background

When Henri Deplis becomes the canvas for the final masterpiece of the great tatoo artist Andreas Pincini, he finds that life as a living wor

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The Open Window

Frankly, Framton Nuttel doubted whether these formal visits on a succession of total strangers would do much towards helping his nerve cure.

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A Bread And Butter Miss

Speculation about the outcome of the closest Derby race in years intensifies when Lola Pevensey claims to have dreamt the winner.