The Penguin Complete Saki - The Chronicles of Clovis Summary & Analysis

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The Chronicles of Clovis Summary

"Esme" begins with Clovis objecting that "all hunting stories are the same" and the Baroness insisting that hers is different. She says that she and a woman named Constance were fox hunting when they become separated from the rest of the group and encounter a hyena obviously escaped from a man who keeps such creatures as pets. The Baroness decides to call the creature Esme and they continue on with the hyena at their heels until they see a young child picking berries along the road. The child screams in fright and Constance and the Baroness discuss the fact that they can still hear the child's screams, then discover that's because the hyena is carrying the body of the child in its mouth. The Baroness tries to make the hyena drop the child by yelling and threatening but the hyena runs...

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