illustrations ©2004 Gabrielle Bell

 

SAKI

Hector Hugh Munro was born in Burma in 1870. He was sent to Scotland to be raised and educated by two aunts he grew to despise. Hector briefly journeyed to Burma in his twenties as a police officer, but returned to England due to health problems. There he began to write for various periodicals and later as a correspondent in Paris, Russia and the Balkans. For his fiction he took the pen name “Saki” from the cupbearer in The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Munro enlisted in World War I, and was killed by a sniper’s bullet in France in 1916.

 

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