Saki Louis "It would be jolly to spend Easter in Vienna this year," said Strudwarden, "and look up some of my old friends there. I think it would be just as well to have a real change of scene while we are about it. To escape from all that set would be a holiday in itself. The set that she gathered round her at Brighton and other South Coast resorts was composed of individuals who might be dull and meaningless in themselves, but who understood the art of flattering Mrs.
Munro [pseudonym Saki]prolific Scottish author of the Edwardian era, often referred to as the master of short stories and compared to O Henry and Dorothy Parker. The name 'Saki' is Farsi for 'cup-bearer', and is thought to be taken from either the ancient Persian poem The Rubayat of Omar Khayyam or possibly from the New World Saki monkey Pitheciidae, both being referred to in his acerbically witty and sometimes macabre stories.
He had a brother Charles and sister Ethel who like Hector would never marry. After the death of Munro's mother, the children were sent to Broadgate Villa, Louis by saki Pilton village near Barnstaple, North Devon to be raised by aunts who frequently resorted to corporal punishment.
It is said that they were most likely models for a few of his characters, notably Sredni Vashtar. Undoubtedly the days of his youth would provide much fodder for his future career.
Leading slightly insular lives Munro and his siblings were initially educated under tutelage of governesses. In his early 20s, Munro went to Burma in to join the Colonial Burmese Military Police an occupation which George Orwell would later pursue as well until ill-health caused him to return to England a year later.
Munro would then embark on his career as a journalist, writing for various publications including the Daily Express, the Bystander, The Morning Post, the Outlook and his Lewis Carroll -esque "Alice in Westminster" political sketches for the Westminster Gazette.
He often satirised the then Edwardian society with veiled and cruel innuendo, sometimes bitter and often unconventional. Munro's first book, a historical treatise called The Rise of the Russian Empire was released in His collection of short stories Not-so-Stories came out in He would publish The Chronicles of Clovis a collection of his short stories and Unbearable Bassington shortly after.
The heartless and cruel Reginald and Clovis are two of his most famous heroes. He deals with the theme of what would happen if the German emperor conquered England in When William Came.
World War I started and while he was officially too old, at age 44 Munro volunteered as a soldier, enlisting in the 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He was offered a commission but refused, saying he could not expect soldiers to obey him if he did not have any experience.
He wrote a number of short stories from the trenches and promoted to Lance Sergeant full Corporal in September of Just a month later, on 16 Novemberwhile serving near the French town of Beaumount-Hamel, Hector Hugh Munro was fatally shot by a German sniper's bullet.
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It's about the jolliest place I know of to be at for Easter--". This is a listing of the stories by author with mention of the books that the stories were taken from or mention of the person who so graciously supplied the story to Classic Short Stories.
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Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is. A compilation of the photos and profiles of wanted individuals from across the history of the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted Program.