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H.H. Munro (SAKI)

H.H. Munro (SAKI)

Short stories: The Name-Day by H.H. Munro (SAKI)

  The Name-Day by H.H. Munro (SAKI)   Adventures, according to the proverb, are to the adventurous. Quite as often they are to the non- adventurous, to the retiring, to the constitutionally timid. John James Abbleway had been endowed by …

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Short stories: The Oversight by H.H. Munro (SAKI)

  The Oversight by H.H. Munro (SAKI)   “It’s like a Chinese puzzle,” said Lady Prowche resentfully, staring at a scribbled list of names that spread over two or three loose sheets of notepaper on her writing-table. Most of the …

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Short stories : The Pennance by H.H. Munro – SAKI

  The Pennance by H.H. Munro (SAKI) Octavian Ruttle was one of those lively cheerful individuals on whom amiability had set its unmistakable stamp, and, like most of his kind, his soul’s peace depended in large measure on the unstinted …

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Short stories : The Quest by H.H. Munro – SAKI

The Quest by H.H. Munro (SAKI) An unwonted peace hung over the Villa Elsinore, broken, however, at frequent intervals, by clamorous lamentations suggestive of bewildered bereavement. The Momebys had lost their infant child; hence the peace which its absence entailed; …

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Short stories : The Recessional by H.H. Munro – SAKI

The Recessional by H.H. Munro (SAKI) Clovis sat in the hottest zone but two of a Turkish bath, alternately inert in statuesque contemplation and rapidly manoeuvring a fountain-pen over the pages of a note-book. “Don’t interrupt me with your childish …

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