When William Came
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When William Came

By Saki
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What we find frightening about this novel is the very premise: England has been subjugated and "annexed!" by Germany . . . "When William Came," written before World War I, is a grim tale of a then-fictional war between Britain and Germany. Saki's biting wit is aimed squarely at British politics in this thinly veiled story -- he, like many others, could see war approaching, and who would want to see a conflict of such proportion? Unnerving stuff, we say. . . .

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  • When William Came, by Saki
  • When William Came
    • CHAPTER I: THE SINGING-BIRD AND THE BAROMETER
    • CHAPTER II: THE HOMECOMING
    • CHAPTER III: “THE METSKIE TSAR”
    • CHAPTER IV: “ES IST VERBOTEN”
    • CHAPTER V: L’ART D’ETRE COUSINE
    • CHAPTER VI: HERR VON KWARL
    • CHAPTER VII: THE LURE
    • CHAPTER VIII: THE FIRST-NIGHT
    • CHAPTER IX: AN EVENING “TO BE REMEMBERED”
    • CHAPTER X: SOME REFLECTIONS AND A “TE DEUM”
    • CHAPTER XI: THE TEA SHOP
    • CHAPTER XII: THE TRAVELLING COMPANIONS
    • CHAPTER XIII: TORYWOOD
    • CHAPTER XIV: “A PERFECTLY GLORIOUS AFTERNOON”
    • CHAPTER XV: THE INTELLIGENT ANTICIPATOR OF WANTS
    • CHAPTER XVI: SUNRISE
    • CHAPTER XVII: THE EVENT OF THE SEASON
    • CHAPTER XVIII: THE DEAD WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND
    • CHAPTER XIX: THE LITTLE FOXES
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