Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916) is better known by the pen name Saki. He remains hugely popular as a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and culture.
“The Disappearance of Crispina Umberleigh” is a tale recounted by a traveller on a train to a fellow passenger. It concerns the bizarre circumstances of the mysterious disappearance .. and reappearance after eight years … of his formidable and tyrannical aunt.
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About Hector Hugh Munro
Saki was the pen name of the British writer Hector Hugh Munro (1870–1916). In addition to his short stories, of which he was an acknowledged master, he also wrote a full-length play, The Watched Pot, in collaboration with Charles Maude; two one-act plays; a historical study, The Rise of the Russian Empire; a short novel, The Unbearable Bassington; a parody of Alice in Wonderland, The Westminster Alice; and a fantasy about England under German occupation, When William Came.
About Cathy Dobson
Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.