Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free electronic books (eBooks or etexts) on the Internet. Their collection of more than 15.000 eBooks was produced by hundreds of volunteers. Most of the Project Gutenberg eBooks are older literary works that are in the public domain in the United States. All may be freely downloaded and read, and redistributed for non-commercial use (for complete details, see the license page).

* * * * * * * * * * *

“The Background” originally appeared in the LEINSTERS’ MAGAZINE; “The Stampeding of Lady Bastable” in the DAILY MAIL; “Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger”, “The Chaplet”, “The Peace Offering”, “Filboid Studge” and “Ministers of Grace” (in an abbreviated form) in the BYSTANDER; and the remainder of the stories (with the exception of “The Music on the Hill”, “The Story of St. Vespaluus”, “The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope”, “The Remoulding of Groby Lington” and “The Way to the Dairy”, which have never previously been published) in the WESTMINSTER GAZETTE.

* * * * * * * * * * *

Many thanks to Simon Whitechapel for “The Pond”, “The Holy War”, “The Almanack (a Clovis story)”, “A Housing Problem”, “A Sacrifice to Necessity” and “A Shot in the Dark”.

The stories, which to my best knowledge do not appear in any yet published collection of Saki’s ?complete? short stories, are taken from an appendix in A.J. Langguth’s A Life of H.H. Munro (1982) and are no longer in copyright.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *