August 2018 favorites

August 2018

The August stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Comforts Of Home’ by Flannery O’Connor
  2. ‘Petrified Man’ by Eudora Welty
  3. ‘Where Is The Voice Coming From?’ by Eudora Welty
  4. ‘Hair’ by William Faulkner
  5. ‘Dogs Go Wolf’ by Lauren Groff
  6. ‘A Pair Of Silk Stockings’ by Kate Chopin
  7. ‘Lily Daw And The Three Ladies’ by Eudora Welty
  8. ‘Knowing He Was Not My Kind Yet I Followed’ by Barry Hannah
  9. ‘My Side Of The Matter’ by Truman Capote
  10. ‘The Homecoming’ by Frank Yerby
  11. ‘A Memory’ by Eudora Welty
  12. ‘The Confidence Man’ by George Garrett
  13. ‘A Curtain Of Green’ by Eudora Welty
  14. ‘Wunderkind’ by Carson McCullers
  15. ‘The Man With Two Left Feet’ by P.G. Wodehouse
  16. ‘Porte-Cochere’ by Peter Taylor
  17. ‘A Mother’s Tale’ by James Agee

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July 2018 favorites

July 2018

The July stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘So Peaceful In The Country’ by Carl Ruthven Offord
  2. ‘God Bless America’ by John Oliver Killens
  3. ‘Muttsy’ by Zora Neale Hurston
  4. ‘Sanctuary’ by Nella Larsen
  5. ‘Blood-Burning Moon’ by Jean Toomer
  6. ‘On Trains’ by James Alan McPherson
  7. ‘Landladies’ by Langston Hughes
  8. ‘Kiswana Browne’ by Gloria Naylor
  9. ‘Simple On Military Integration’ by Langston Hughes
  10. ‘Condemned House’ by Lucille Boehm
  11. ‘Simple Prays A Prayer’ by Langston Hughes
  12. ‘Feet Live Their Own Life’ by Langston Hughes
  13. ‘Steady Going Up’ by Maya Angelou
  14. ‘Exodus’ by James Baldwin
  15. ‘Mother’ by Andrea Lee
  16. ‘Long Distances’ by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  17. ‘Simple On Indian Blood’ by Langston Hughes
  18. ‘Conversation On The Corner’ by Langston Hughes
  19. ‘The Diary Of An African Nun’ by Alice Walker
  20. ‘Vacation’ by Langston Hughes

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June 2018 favorites

June 2018

The June stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Bartleby, The Scrivener’ by Herman Melville
  2. ‘God Sees The Truth, But Waits’ by Leo Tolstoy
  3. ‘The Ingrate’ by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  4. ‘The Lady, Or The Tiger?’ by Frank Stockton
  5. ‘Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  6. ‘The Three Hermits’ by Leo Tolstoy
  7. ‘Jupiter Doke, Brigadier General’ by Ambrose Bierce
  8. ‘One Wicked Impulse!’ by Walt Whitman
  9. ‘Wisdom Of Children’ by Leo Tolstoy
  10. ‘The Angel Of The Odd’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  11. ‘The Sire de Maletroit’s Door’ by Robert Louis Stevenson
  12. ‘The Two Brothers And The Gold’ by Leo Tolstoy
  13. ‘The Dream Of A Ridiculous Man’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  14. ‘The Prize Lodger’ by George Gissing
  15. ‘The Coffee-House Of Surat’ by Leo Tolstoy

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May 2018 favorites

May 2018

The May stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Man Of The World’ by Frank O’Connor
  2. ‘Irish Revel’ by Edna O’Brien
  3. ‘Sister Imelda’ by Edna O’Brien
  4. ‘Summer Voices’ by John Banville
  5. ‘Villa Marta’ by Clare Boylan
  6. ‘Innocence’ by Sean O’Faolain
  7. ‘The Widow’ by Edna O’Brien
  8. ‘A Rose In The Heart Of New York’ by Edna O’Brien
  9. ‘An Attack Of Hunger’ by Maeve Brennan
  10. ‘The Road To The Shore’ by Michael McLaverty
  11. ‘Bullfighting’ by Roddy Doyle
  12. ‘Deer Season’ by Kevin Barry
  13. ‘Nightfall’ by Daniel Corkery
  14. ‘Brother’ by Edna O’Brien
  15. ‘Solstice’ by Anne Enright
  16. ‘Anhedonia, Here I Come’ by Colin Barrett

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April 2018 favorites

April 2018

The April stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Drown’ by Junot Díaz
  2. ‘Good Man, Bad Man’ by Jerome Weidman
  3. ‘Negocios’ by Junot Díaz
  4. ‘Shiloh’ by Bobbie Ann Mason
  5. ‘Ysrael’ by Junot Díaz
  6. ‘Boyfriend’ by Junot Díaz
  7. ‘Aguantando’ by Junot Díaz
  8. ‘No Face’ by Junot Díaz
  9. ‘The Season Of Divorce’ by John Cheever
  10. ‘The Rookers’ by Bobbie Ann Mason
  11. ‘Fiesta, 1980’ by Junot Díaz
  12. ‘Nancy Culpepper’ by Bobbie Ann Mason
  13. ‘Concerning The Bodyguard’ by Donald Barthelme
  14. ‘Everybody Knows Tobie’ by Daniel Garza
  15. ‘In The Reign Of Harad IV’ by Steven Millhauser
  16. ‘Offerings’ by Bobbie Ann Mason
  17. ‘Midair’ by Frank Conroy
  18. ‘Bumblebees’ by Bobbie Ann Mason
  19. ‘The Burning Baby’ by Dylan Thomas

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March 2018 favorites

March 2018

The March stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber’ by Ernest Hemingway
  2. ‘The Wide Net’ by Eudora Welty
  3. ‘Attracta’ by William Trevor
  4. ‘Folie À Deux’ by William Trevor
  5. ‘The Woman Of The House’ by William Trevor
  6. ‘After The Denim’ by Raymond Carver
  7. ‘The Midnight Zone’ by Lauren Groff
  8. ‘Of The Cloth’ by William Trevor
  9. ‘Probably Shakespeare’ by Jessamyn West
  10. ‘A Meeting In Middle Age’ by William Trevor
  11. ‘About Jessie Mae’ by James Purdy
  12. ‘Filial Sentiments Of A Parricide’ by Marcel Proust
  13. ‘My Mother’ by Andre Gide
  14. ‘Fable’ by Charles Yu
  15. ‘Three Short Moments In A Long Life’ by John L’Heureux

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February 2018 favorites

February 2018

The February stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Brokeback Mountain’ by Annie Proulx
  2. ‘Daisy’s Valentine’ by Mary Gaitskill
  3. ‘Clara’ by Roberto Bolaño
  4. ‘The Wife’ by Jennifer Jordan
  5. ‘Counting Breaths’ by Rosemarie Robotham
  6. ‘Last Night’ by James Salter
  7. ‘Cafeteria’ by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  8. ‘- And The Moon Be Still As Bright’ by Ray Bradbury
  9. ‘Fedora’ by Kate Chopin
  10. ‘The Lynching Of Jube Benson’ by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  11. ‘Solo On The Drums’ by Ann Petry
  12. ‘The Stout Gentleman’ by Washington Irving
  13. ‘The Man Who Disliked Cats’ by P.G. Wodehouse
  14. ‘Water Child’ by Edwidge Danticat
  15. ‘The Lost Decade’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. ‘Living’ by Grace Paley
  17. ‘Between The Halves’ by John O’Hara

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January 2018 favorites

January 2018

The January stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘The Displaced Person’ by Flannery O’Connor
  2. ‘I Can Say Many Nice Things’ by Ben Marcus
  3. ‘A Temple Of The Holy Ghost’ by Flannery O’Connor
  4. ‘The Barber’ by Flannery O’Connor
  5. ‘Figures In The Distance’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  6. ‘Rollingwood’ by Ben Marcus
  7. ‘Why Do The Heathens Rage?’ by Flannery O’Connor
  8. ‘Keela, The Outcast Indian Maiden’ by Eudora Welty
  9. ‘Wild Plums’ by Grace Stone Coates
  10. ‘The Looking Glass’ by Anton Chekhov
  11. ‘Truant’ by Claude McKay
  12. ‘Enoch And The Gorilla’ by Flannery O’Connor
  13. ‘The Dark Arts’ by Ben Marcus
  14. ‘Mary Elizabeth’ by Jessie Faucet
  15. ‘The South’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  16. ‘Blueprints For St. Louis’ by Ben Marcus
  17. ‘Storytellers, Liars, And Bores’ by Leonard Michaels
  18. ‘First Love’ by Ben Marcus

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2017 favorites

2017 Favorites

The magic tricks roll on.

Four years in and going strong. It’s been a lot of fun. My goal is 10 years, so we’ve got a ways to go yet. I’m incredibly appreciative for everyone who reads the website and leaves comments with insights or – better yet – recommendations for further reading.

Anyhow, here is the annual SSMT list of the best short stories I read this year for the website. You’re welcome to check out the lists for 2014 or 2015 or 2016. Stuart Dybek makes his third appearance in four years’ of the annual Top 10. George Saunders, Anton Chekhov, and Alice Munro are regulars as well. My taste is certainly solidifying.

But I digress. The point is: thank you for reading; have a wonderful new year; and go read a good short story!

  1. ‘Axis’ by Alice Munro
  2. ‘Sea Oak’ by George Saunders
  3. ‘Pastoralia’ by George Saunders
  4. ‘Roman Fever’ by Edith Wharton
  5. ‘Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman’ by Haruki Murakami
  6. ‘We Didn’t’ by Stuart Dybek
  7. ‘In Football Season’ by John Updike
  8. ‘Ibn-Hakam al-Bokhari, Murdered In His Labyrinth’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  9. ‘Vanka’ by Anton Chekhov
  10. ‘Cat Person’ by Kristen Roupenian
  11. ‘Death And The Compass’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  12. ‘The Promise’ by John Steinbeck
  13. ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ by Hans Christian Andersen
  14. ‘Fiction’ by Alice Munro
  15. ‘Master Eustace’ by Henry James
  16. ‘Offertory’ by Amy Hempel
  17. ‘Last Evenings On Earth’ by Roberto Bolaño
  18. ‘Daylight Come’ by Amy Hempel
  19. ‘The Whole Town’s Sleeping’ by Ray Bradbury
  20. ‘Why I Live At The P.O.’ by Eudora Welty
  21. ‘The Man Of The House’ by Frank O’Connor
  22. ‘Cathedral’ by Raymond Carver
  23. ‘My Purple Scented Novel’ by Ian McEwen
  24. ‘The Barber’s Unhappiness’ by George Saunders
  25. ‘The Moons Of Jupiter’ by Alice Munro
  26. ‘At Grandmother’s’ by Isaac Babel
  27. ‘The Red Bow’ by George Saunders
  28. ‘Christmas Poem’ by John O’Hara
  29. ‘The Second Bakery Attack’ by Haruki Murakami
  30. ‘The Dinner Party’ by Joshua Ferris
  31. ‘How To Tell Stories To Children’ by Miranda July
  32. ‘Separating’ by John Updike
  33. ‘A Loaf Of Bread’ by James Alan McPherson
  34. ‘The Necklace’ by Guy de Maupassant
  35. ‘Brothers’ by Sherwood Anderson
  36. ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’ by Ray Bradbury
  37. ‘Water Liars’ by Barry Hannah
  38. ‘Chicxulub’ by T. Coraghessan Boyle
  39. ‘The Man On The Stairs’ by Miranda July
  40. ‘Them Old Cowboy Songs’ by Annie Proulx
  41. ‘The Toughest Indian In The World’ by Sherman Alexie
  42. ‘The Adventure Of The Empty House’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  43. ‘A Retrieved Reformation’ by O. Henry
  44. ‘Coach’ by Mary Robison
  45. ‘The Paperhanger’ by William Gay
  46. ‘The Garden Party’ by Katherine Mansfield
  47. ‘The Party’ by Anton Chekhov
  48. ‘Ranch Girl’ by Maile Meloy
  49. ‘A Late Encounter With The Enemy’ by Flannery O’Connor
  50. ‘Christmas Gift’ by Robert Penn Warren
  51. ‘Landfill’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  52. ‘Snow Angel’ by Stephanie Vaughn
  53. ‘Uncle Raymond’ by Nelson Eubanks
  54. ‘Postcard’ by Alice Munro
  55. ‘The Hanging Stranger’ by Philip K. Dick
  56. ‘A Summer Tragedy’ by Arna Bontemps
  57. ‘First Confession’ by Frank O’Connor
  58. ‘Other Women’ by Stephanie Vaughn
  59. ‘New York Day Women’ by Edwidge Danticat
  60. ‘Phone Calls’ by Roberto Bolaño
  61. ‘Sault Ste. Marie’ by David Means
  62. ‘The Year Of Spaghetti’ by Haruki Murakami
  63. ‘Who’s Passing For Who?’ by Langston Hughes
  64. ‘My Oedipus Complex’ by Frank O’Connor
  65. ‘A Piece Of News’ by Eudora Welty
  66. ‘Smother’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  67. ‘The Other Woman’ by Sherwood Anderson
  68. ‘The Brown Chest’ by John Updike
  69. ‘The Emerald Light In The Air’ by Donald Antrim
  70. ‘Where The Door Is Always Open And The Welcome Mat Is Out’ by Patricia Highsmith
  71. ‘Action Will Be Taken’ by Heinrich Boll
  72. ‘The Two Kings And The Two Labyrinths’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  73. ‘Aurora’ by Junot Díaz
  74. ‘Ligeia’ by Edgar Allan Poe
  75. ‘The Altar Of The Dead’ by Henry James
  76. ‘Winky’ by George Saunders
  77. ‘Images’ by Alice Munro
  78. ‘City Visit’ by Adam Haslett
  79. ‘Thanks For The Ride’ by Alice Munro
  80. ‘The Lotus’ by Jean Rhys
  81. ‘Playing With Dynamite’ by John Updike
  82. ‘A Family Man’ by V.S. Pritchett
  83. ‘The Last Night Of The World’ by Ray Bradbury
  84. ‘He Also Loved’ by Claude McKay
  85. ‘The Cut-Glass Bowl’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  86. ‘A Piece Of String’ by Guy de Maupassant
  87. ‘The Cousins’ by Joyce Carol Oates
  88. ‘August 25, 1983’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  89. ‘Legal Aid’ by Frank O’Connor
  90. ‘A Case Of Identity’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
  91. ‘An Ounce Of Cure’ by Alice Munro
  92. ‘The Furnished Room’ by O. Henry
  93. ‘The End Of FIRPO In The World’ by George Saunders
  94. ‘Stitches’ by Antonya Nelson
  95. ‘Communist’ by Richard Ford
  96. ‘Malta Sheffer’ by Nelson Eubanks
  97. ‘Transients In Arcadia’ by O. Henry
  98. ‘On The Gull’s Road’ by Willa Cather
  99. ‘The Skylight Room’ by O. Henry
  100. ‘Most Die Young’ by Camille Bordas
  101. ‘A Subject Of Childhood’ by Grace Paley
  102. ‘Coming Close To Donna’ by Barry Hannah
  103. ‘The Wind-Up Bird And Tuesday’s Women’ by Haruki Murakami
  104. ‘Son Of The Wolfman’ by Michael Chabon
  105. ‘The Harvest’ by Amy Hempel
  106. ‘Rapture Of The Deep’ by Amy Hempel
  107. ‘Mauricio (‘The Eye’) Silva’ by Roberto Bolaño
  108. ‘The Aleph’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  109. ‘Revenge Of The Lawn’ by Richard Brautigan
  110. ‘The Peasant Marey’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  111. ‘A Short Walk From The Station’ by John O’Hara
  112. ‘Girl’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  113. ‘The Man On The Threshold’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  114. ‘Closing Time’ by Neil Gaiman
  115. ‘A Resumed Identity’ by Ambrose Bierce
  116. ‘St. John’s Eve’ by Nikolai Gogol
  117. ‘Man From The South’ by Roald Dahl
  118. ‘Christmas Freud’ by David Rakoff
  119. ‘The Mystery Of The Spanish Chest’ by Agatha Christie
  120. ‘The Oracle Of The Dog’ by G.K. Chesterton
  121. ‘Dabchick’ by Haruki Murakami
  122. ‘Other Factors’ by Mary Gaitskill
  123. ‘The Blind Man’ by D.H. Lawrence
  124. ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ by Neil Gaiman
  125. ‘Permission To Enter’ by Zadie Smith
  126. ‘An Honest Thief’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  127. ‘How’ by Roxane Gay
  128. ‘Teller’s Ticket’ by Robert Flanagan
  129. ‘Some Terpsichore’ by Elizabeth McCracken
  130. ‘The Prophetic Pictures’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  131. ‘Prodigal’ by Laura D. Nichols
  132. ‘Tom-Rock Through The Eels’ by Amy Hempel
  133. ‘The Lady’s Maid’ by Katherine Mansfield
  134. ‘Days Of 1978’ by Roberto Bolaño
  135. ‘Disguised’ by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  136. ‘The Lovely Troubled Daughters Of Our Old Crowd’ by John Updike
  137. ‘Gesturing’ by John Updike
  138. ‘Wingless’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  139. ‘Henri Simon Leprince’ by Roberto Bolaño
  140. ‘The Terror’ by Guy de Maupassant
  141. ‘The Circular Ruins’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  142. ‘One Summer Night’ by Ambrose Bierce
  143. ‘Vine On A House’ by Ambrose Bierce
  144. ‘Quitters, Inc.’ by Stephen King
  145. ‘There Was Once’ by Margaret Atwood
  146. ‘Until The Girl Died’ by Anne Enright
  147. ‘The Sunday After Christmas’ by Mavis Gallant
  148. ‘Through The Tunnel’ by Doris Lessing
  149. ‘The Letter From Home’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  150. ‘It Was Romance’ by Miranda July
  151. ‘In The Night’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  152. ‘The Drill’ by Breena Clarke
  153. ‘And/Or’ by Sterling Brown
  154. ‘Hunting The Deceitful Turkey’ by Mark Twain
  155. ‘The Jockey’ by Carson McCullers
  156. ‘Little Man’ by Michael Cunningham
  157. ‘Republica Y Grau’ by Daniel Alarcon
  158. ‘The Masculine Principle’ by Frank O’Connor
  159. ‘The Romance Of A Busy Broker’ by O. Henry
  160. ‘Regret’ by Kate Chopin
  161. ‘A Novel In Nine Letters’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  162. ‘The Crocodile’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  163. ‘One Officer, One Man’ by Ambrose Bierce
  164. ‘Escape From New York’ by Zadie Smith
  165. ‘Rest Stop’ by Stephen King
  166. ‘Misery’ by Anton Chekhov
  167. ‘At Long Last’ by Jamaica Kincaid
  168. ‘Letters From The Samantha’ by Mark Helprin
  169. ‘Manikin’ by Leonard Michaels
  170. ‘The Man Who Loved Extinct Mammals’ by John Updike
  171. ‘To Those Of You Who Missed Your Connecting Flights Out Of O’Hare’ by Amy Hempel
  172. ‘The Duchess And The Jeweller’ by Virginia Woolf
  173. ‘Graven Image’ by John O’Hara
  174. ‘And Lead Us Not Into Penn Station’ by Amy Hempel
  175. ‘Midnight And I’m Not Famous Yet’ by Barry Hannah
  176. ‘North Coast’ by Thomas McGuane
  177. ‘Even Greenland’ by Barry Hannah
  178. ‘Good Boys Deserve Favors’ by Neil Gaiman
  179. ‘The Stolen Body’ by H.G. Wells
  180. ‘Soldiers’ by Ellease Southerland
  181. ‘At The Animal Shelter’ by Amy Hempel
  182. ‘Murder’ by Amy Hempel
  183. ‘Love Song, For A Moog Synthesizer’ by John Updike
  184. ‘Where You’ll Find Me’ by Ann Beattie
  185. ‘The Angel Of The Bridge’ by John Cheever
  186. ‘Nobody’s Story’ by Charles Dickens
  187. ‘A Different Kind Of Imperfection’ by Thomas Beller
  188. ‘The Wait’ by Jorge Luis Borges
  189. ‘Good People’ by David Foster Wallace
  190. ‘Game Plan’ by Don DeLillo
  191. ‘Two Men Arrive In A Village’ by Zadie Smith
  192. ‘Moonlit Landscape With Bridge’ by Zadie Smith
  193. ‘Bobok’ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  194. ‘Meet The President!’ by Zadie Smith
  195. ‘A Change Of Treatment’ by W.W. Jacobs
  196. ‘Good Intentions’ by Etgar Keret
  197. ‘Incarnations Of Burning Children’ by David Foster Wallace
  198. ‘The Beggarwoman Of Vocarno’ by Heinrich von Kleist
  199. ‘The Boarded Window’ by Ambrose Bierce
  200. ‘A Baby Tramp’ by Ambrose Bierce
  201. ‘The White Maniac – A Doctor’s Tale’ by Mary Fortune
  202. ‘Trek’ by Barry Hannah
  203. ‘Cowardice’ by Abdeslam Boulaich
  204. ‘Christmas By Injunction’ by O. Henry
  205. ‘The Errors Of Santa Claus’ by Stephen Leacock
  206. ‘The Feast Of Nemesis’ by Saki

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December 2017 favorites

December 2017

The December stories ordered solely on my personal tastes.

  1. ‘Vanka’ by Anton Chekhov
  2. ‘Master Eustace’ by Henry James
  3. ‘Christmas Poem’ by John O’Hara
  4. ‘Brothers’ by Sherwood Anderson
  5. ‘Cat Person’ by Kristen Roupenian
  6. ‘Christmas Gift’ by Robert Penn Warren
  7. ‘Snow Angel’ by Stephanie Vaughn
  8. ‘The Last Night Of The World’ by Ray Bradbury
  9. ‘Uncle Raymond’ by Nelson Eubanks
  10. ‘Christmas Freud’ by David Rakoff
  11. ‘The Sunday After Christmas’ by Mavis Gallant
  12. ‘Where You’ll Find Me’ by Ann Beattie
  13. ‘Through The Tunnel’ by Doris Lessing
  14. ‘The Angel Of The Bridge’ by John Cheever
  15. ‘Nobody’s Story’ by Charles Dickens
  16. ‘A Different Kind Of Imperfection’ by Thomas Beller
  17. ‘Christmas By Injunction’ by O. Henry
  18. ‘The Errors Of Santa Claus’ by Stephen Leacock
  19. ‘The Feast Of Nemesis’ by Saki

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