The Umbrella Man Summary
Roald Dahl

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The Umbrella Man Overview

Dahl’s short story, “The Umbrella Man,” details the events of a rainy day in the city, where a young girl and her mother are waiting for a taxi. They meet an old man who charms the mother and betrays her trust. The old man swindles her out of money and uses it to buy alcohol. This story explores themes of authority, trust, indignation, and pity.

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