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Hector Hugh Munro: The Bull

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction, Humour

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.

“The Bull” is a sardonic short story, first published in 1919. Tom Yorkfield, a farmer, receives a visit from his half-brother Laurence, whose profession is a painter of animals. Brothers always feuded and competed with each other, so Tom wants to impress Laurence, shown him a prize bull – a huge animal, who has been grown on the farm. But Laurence nonchalantly demostrates, that he does not thinks the Tom’s bull as something extraordinary. Also Laurence tells, that his pictures has a success and sells well. Tom becomes furious and this hassle turns into a fight, that almost ends tragically…

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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