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The Secret Sin of Septimus BropeHe Westminster Alice a Parliamentary parody of Alice in Wonderland and When William Came subtitled A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns a fantasy about a future German invasion of Britain Mary was the daughter of Rear Admiral Samuel Mercer; and her nephew Cecil William Mercer became a famous writer as Dornford Yates Charles Munro was an Inspector General for the Burmese Police In 1872 on a home visit to England Mary was charged by a cow; and the shock caused her to miscarry She never recovered and soon died Charles Munro sent his children including two year old Hector to England where they were brought up by their grandmother and aunts in a strict puritanical household Munro was educated at Pencarwick School in Exmouth Devon and at Bedford School On a few occasions when he retired Charles travelled with Hector and his sister to fashionable European spas and tourist Thoroughly enjoyable beautifully written laugh out loud at times little book of literary jo

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Resorts In 1893 Hector followed his father into the Indian Imperial Police where he was posted to Burma like George Orwell a generation later Two years later having contracted malaria he resigned and returned to England At the start of World War I although 43 and officially over age Munro refused a commission and joined 2nd King Edward's Horse as an ordinary trooper later transferring to 22nd Battalion the Royal Fusiliers where he rose to the rank of lance sergeant More than once he returned to the battlefield when officially still too sick or injured In November 1916 when sheltering in a shell crater near Beaumont Hamel France during the Battle of the Ancre he was killed by a German sniper His last words according to several sources were Put that bloody cigarette out After his death his sister Ethel destroyed most of his papers and wrote her own account of their childho What a joy to encounter Saki again One of his stories 'The lumber room' was set for my matr