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by Saki
An author, at work on the third chapter of his eighth novel, is interrupted by an encyclopaedia salesman.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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by Saki
On a visit to the zoo, an aunt and her niece discuss to what extent animals are fooled by the illusion of a natural habitat - and soon spot some parallels with their own lives.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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by Saki
In the window of a dismal 'Toy Emporium' a particularly horrible doll in peach-coloured velvet with leopard-skin accessories fires the imagination of two passing children.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Hughie Erskine is good-looking but penniless and needs ten thousand pounds to wed the love of his life. Then he drops in on a painter friend......
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A sort of 19th century American Psycho. More obviously humorous and satirical - but equally grim.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: 15
4 Stars
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by Saki
A witty dinner conversation in which Clovis decides it is time his mother thought about getting married.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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by Saki
When Loona Bimberton pulls off a coup with her celebrated 'Algerian aviator', Mrs Packletide feels compelled to respond.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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by Saki
Theodoric is not alone in his train compartment and, while not actually afraid of mice.....
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars