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Hector Hugh Munro: The Open Window

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Mysteries & Thrillers

Hector Hugh Munro (1870 – 1916) was a British writer better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro. The biggest population acquired by means of his witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirizing Edwardian society and culture. He is often considered a master of shirt stories and compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll and others famous writers. In his turn influenced A. A. Milne, Noel Coward and P.G. Wodehouse.

Framton Nuttel, a nervous man, has come to stay in the country for his health. His sister, who thinks he should socialize while he is there, has given him letters of introduction to families in the neighborhood whom she got to know when she was staying there a few years previously. Framton goes to visit them and while his awaiting for Mrs. Sappleton, the niece is telling about open window that is always stays opened even despite unfavorable weather. She believes that one day her husband and her brothers, who were killed in a shooting accident three years ago, come back. Mr. Framton immediately believed she was crazy and deranged and made an effort to distract her but suddenly she pointed at the stairs and to his surprise he saw with his own eyes them coming down. What was that? Ghosts or his own imagination?

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