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A Shot in the Dark by Saki
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Read in August, 2014

Reading this collection of 15 short stories by Saki (pen name of Hector Hugh Munro) would be inspiring to those interested in this genre since his stories have long been amazingly witty and famous as “one of the greatest writers of short stories that ever lived” (back cover).
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08/27/2014 page 62
65.0% "Lucien was a young man who regarded himself with an undemonstrative esteem, which the undiscerning were apt to mistake for indiffence. Several women of his acquaintance were on the lookout for nice girls for him to marry, a vigil in which he took no share.
The atmosphere of the room was subtly tinged with an esence of tuberose, and more strongly impregnated the odour of wood-fire smoke. ... (p. 56)"
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