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The fact cannot be too widely known. There ought (he continued) to be technical
education classes on the science of present-giving. No one seems to have the
faintest notion of what any one else wants, and the prevalent ideas on the subject
"I mean I was not always in such distressing circumstances as I am at present,"
pursued the stranger doggedly. "That sounds rather rude," said Crosby stiffly, "
considering that you are at present talking to a man reputed to be one of the most
And then it suddenly struck me that thirty-six shillings was such a ridiculously
inadequate sum for a man of his immense wealth to spend on a birthday present.
He could give thirty-six pounds as easily as you or I could buy a bunch of violets.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - elucubrare - LibraryThing
Saki is one of those authors (like most, I believe) who are better taken in moderation. The Complete Works become wearing, though not entirely devoid of charm. One becomes steadily more aware of his ... Read full review
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There was a time when I thought this was pretty cool. Now that I'm older it dawns on me that HH Munro must have hated the human race. His stories are funny in the sense that you get an occasional ... Read full review
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