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I am not collecting copies of the cheaper editions of Omar Khayyám. I gave the last four that I received to the lift-boy, and I like to think of him reading them, with FitzGerald's notes, to his aged mother. Lift-boys always have aged mothers; shows such nice feeling on their part, I think.
I think she must have been very strictly brought up, she's so desperately anxious to do the wrong thing correctly.
Hating anything in the way of ill-natured gossip ourselves, we are always grateful to those who do it for us and do it well.
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In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
December 18, 1870
November 14, 1916
Hector Hugh Munro, better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture.
The Complete Short Stories of Saki
The Chronicles of Clovis (1911)
Beasts and Super-Beasts (1914)
The Toys of Peace, and Other Papers
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