Collected Short Stories - Twenty-One Stories Summary & Analysis

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Twenty-One Stories Summary

There are twenty-one short stories, written by Graham Greene during the years 1929 - 1954. Each one is described below.

The Destructors: A gang of young boys are based in London in one of the areas where the German bombing was heaviest, and there is a house nearby. The house was damaged by the bombing but still is erect and is occupied by a strange man the boys call Old Misery. The new boy, Trevor, announces to the shocked gang that he has been inside the house. Old Misery is going away the next day and Trevor has decided they will take on a new project: tearing down Old Misery's house from the inside out, all in one day. Old Misery comes home early and the boys trap him in the outdoor bathroom until they finish. When he opens his door, the inside...

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