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The Open Window (1914)

by Saki

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A gentleman taking a rest cure in the country meets up with more than he'd bargained for. Funny once. ( )
  aulsmith | Nov 5, 2014 |
A well-written short piece that made me smirk, experience some horror, and chuckle at its mischief. Something everyone, every age has experienced, and would understand and enjoy. A moment of fun and satisfaction. Worth the 15-30 min. it might take you to read it.
  s.kaosar | May 17, 2011 |
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Considered a master of the short story, Saki was best known for his witty and mischievous stories that satirized the culture and society of Edwardian England. In "The Open Window," his best-known vignette, a teenage girl regales the tale of an eerie family tragedy to a high-strung visitor, who receives something of a shock.… (more)

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