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In The Lumber-Room by Saki we have the theme of imagination, ingenuity, trust, freedom, arrogance, escape and pride. Taken from his The. The children were to be driven, as a special treat, to the sands at Jagborough. Nicholas was not to be of the party; he was in disgrace. Only that morning he had . A few attributes of story: -The aunt is tyrannical. She thinks Boy would try to enter into the garden, only because she told him not to. -It is depicted that Adult lacks.

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The Hounds of Fate. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Facebook Twitter Email Print. His face took on an expression of considerable obstinacy. Aunt often tells me that the Evil One tempts me and that I always yield This time I’m not sski to yield. The door opened, and Nicholas was in an unknown land, compared with which the gooseberry garden was a stale delight, a mere material pleasure.

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The tightness of Bobby’s boots had had a disasterous effect on his temper the whole of the afternoon, and altogether the children could not have been said to have enjoyed themselves.

That part of the picture was simple, if interesting, but did the huntsman see, what Nicholas saw, that four galloping wolves were coming in his direction through the wood?

Nicholas had not had much experience of the art of fitting keys into keyholes and turning locks, but for some days past he had practised with the key of ljmber schoolroom door; he did not believe in trusting too much to luck and accident.


In the first place it was large and dimly lit, one high window opening on to the forbidden garden being its only source of illumination. Tea that evening was partaken of in a fearsome silence. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. What is important is that Nicholas was being honest. Through his ingenuity Nicholas has managed to control his Aunt rather than it being her who controls him.

Luckily there’s no water in it, but the sides are slippery and I can’t get out. It is also easy to sympathize with Nicholas when it comes to his relationship with his Aunt. Aunt often tells me that the Evil One tempts me and that I always yield.

First of all, he is told he will not be allowed to accompany his siblings on their day trip, because he refused to eat his bread-and-milk:. The fact that he put the frog there is not significant.

The Lumber-Room by Saki (H.H. Munro)

So his boy-cousin and roon and his quite uninteresting younger brother were to be taken to Jagborough sands that afternoon and he was to stay at home. Interesting Literature is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon.

I’ve been looking for you in the gooseberry garden, and I’ve slipped into the rain-water tank. He walked noisily away, and it was a kitchenmaid, in search of parsley, who eventually rescued the aunt from the rain-water tank. His imagination is allowed to run wild again as he thinks about the huntsman and the wolves.


To Nicholas it was a living, breathing story; he sat down on a roll of Indian hangings, glowing in wonderful colours beneath a layer of dust, and took in all the details of the tapestry picture.

A Summary and Analysis of Saki’s ‘The Lumber-Room’ | Interesting Literature

Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. It was probably the first time for twenty years that any one had smiled in that lumber-room. Sorry, your blog cannot share lumbed by email.

Not read When William Came yet — will have to seek it out: There was an unusual sense of luxury in being able to talk to an aunt as though one was talking to the Evil One, but Nicholas knew, with childish discernment, that such luxuries were not to be over-indulged in. His cousins’ aunt, who insisted, by an unwarranted stretch of imagination, in styling herself his aunt also, had hastily invented the Jagborough expedition in order to impress on Nicholas the delights that he had justly forfeited by his disgraceful conduct at the breakfast-table.

She calls for Nicholas to come and help her to get out, but he tells her that he has been forbidden to set foot in the garden: Perhaps you have read it? Nicholas was not to be of the party; he was in disgrace. First and foremost there was a piece of framed tapestry that was evidently meant to be a fire-screen.