The Toys of Peace and Other Papers

The Toys of Peace and Other Papers

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This is the last collection of short stories written by the witty British author, Hector Hugh Munro, better known by his pen names "Saki" or "H. H. Munro", compiled posthumously by his friend, Rothay Reynolds.

The title story is a humorous tale of trying to indoctrinate young boys with a culture of peace rather than war, by a mother and her brother, Harvey, who give her boys "peace toys" for Easter instead of toy guns, tin soldiers, and the like. Excerpt:

"A quantity… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1919

Word count: 60,460 words (≈ about 4 hours)

Source: Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1477

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA.


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