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Hector Hugh Munro: Gabriel-Ernest

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Historical, Travel & Adventure

H.H. Munro, better known by the pen name Saki, was a prolific Scottish author of the Edwardian era, considered as the master of short stories and compared to O Henry and Dorothy Parker. He is best known for his witty, sometimes whimsical, often cynical and bizarre short stories -  most of his works satirised Edwardian society and culture. His works is the attempt to satirize the social pretension, unkindness, and stupidity through the flippant wit and acerbic humor into compelling fiction.

“Gabriel-Ernest” is a short-story, written in 1900. The tale starts with a warning: "There is a wild beast in your woods”. In the village, where lives the main protagonist Van Cheele strange things happen - poultry had been missing from the farms, hares were growing unaccountably scarcer, and the miller's wife had lost a child some two months ago. Once Van Cheele went for one of his frequent rambles through his woodland property and found a wild-looking boy of about sixteen, who sunning near the lake. Talking with him Van Cheele discovered, that the wild-boy in front of him is a werewolf…

The brilliant stories are characterized by pithiness and black humor, so you will certainly enjoy the writer masterpiece of H.H. Munro!

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