Saki, whose real name was Hector Hugh Munro, was a British writer whose witty stories satirized both society and culture. He was considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker.
In "Tobermory", Cornelius Appin claims to have launched on the world an amazing discovery during a society dinner party. He has invented a means for instructing animals in the art of human speech, and the family cat, old Tobermory, proved to be his first successful pupil. However, when the professor demonstrates his success with Tobermory the results have consequences far beyond anything he expected.
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