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)

Book Details  

Language: English

Published in: 1919

Word count: 60,458 words (≈ about 4 hours)

Source: Project Gutenberg

Copyright: Public Domain

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