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The Brogue

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Another wonderfully comic short story by Saki.
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Published (first published August 9th 2009)
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Dione Basseri
Not really Saki's best in the "Beasts and Super Beasts" collection, but still okay. A family manages to foist off their poorly-behaved horse on someone...only to realize it is their daughter's fiance. Panic ensues as they try to buy the horse back before it manages to ruin their daughter's prospects.

Not much else to that. It's not particularly funny, though it does feel as if it's plausible. I wouldn't steer people away or to it, except for generally recommending Saki.

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Hector Hugh Munro, better known by the pen name Saki, was born in Akyab, Burma (now known as Sittwe, Myanmar), was a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. His tales feature delicately drawn characters and finely judged narratives. "The Open ...more
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