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Text source: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showth ... p?t=180142Eight amusing short pieces by Hector Hugh Munro (pen name Saki) who died in the First World War, collected and published posthumously in 1924.
The eponymous first story although humorous includes some indications of the horror of trench warfare. Though Munro was over the age of conscription he volunteered to fight. Rothay Reynolds in an appreciation of Munro written for an earlier posthumous collection quoted the officer in command of the 22nd Royal Fusiliers (Saki's regiment):Poor Saki! What an admiration we all had for him, I always quoted him as one of the heroes of the war. I saw daily the appalling discomforts he so cheerfully endured. He flatly refused to take a commission or in any way to allow me to try to make him more comfortable. General Vaughan told him that a brain like his was wasted as a private soldier. He just smiled. He was absolutely splendid. What courage! The men simply loved him.
(Summary by Tim Bulkeley ***To be expanded later***)
List of Chapters
1 - The Square Egg: a badger's eye view of the mud war in the trenches http://ge.tt/1AluoRk/v/0?c with updated metadata at http://ge.tt/4c5tapq/v/0?c PL OK 14.1MB 14:28
2 - Birds of the Western Front http://ge.tt/747vYpq/v/0?c 8.75MB 9:33 PL OK
3 - The Gala Programme: an unrecorded episode in Roman history http://ge.tt/8jBShds/v/0?c 7.34MB 8:01 PL OK
4 - The Infernal Parliament http://ge.tt/7xTy7FJ1/v/0?c 8.53MB 9:19 Title corrected
5 - The Achievement of the Cat http://ge.tt/1uFjEBJ1/v/0?c 6:05 5.57MB Ready for PL
6 - The Old Town of Pskoff http://ge.tt/9huZZNJ1/v/0?c 8:17 7.58MB Ready for PL
7 - Clovis on the Alleged Romance of Business http://ge.tt/9ahVD1a1/v/0?c 3:26 3.15MB Ready for PL
8 - The Comments of Moung Ka http://ge.tt/8psnyah1/v/0?c 7:44 7.09MB Ready for PL
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Book Title: The Square Egg and other sketches
Author: Saki (real name Hector Hugh Munro)
Dates of birth and death of author: December 18, 1870 - November 13, 1916
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Date of first publication: 1924
Wikipedia link to author: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saki
Wikipedia link to book: There is not as yet an entry, maybe when the description here is finished it can be added as the beginning of such an entry.
Number of sections the project will have: (please note that the sections should be less than 70 minutes long) 8
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Category (Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama): Fiction
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Eight amusing short pieces by Hector Hugh Munro (penname Saki) who died in the First World War, collected and published posthumously in 1924. (Summary by Tim Bulkeley ***To be expanded later***)
Online text source: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showth ... p?t=180142
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