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Bertie's Christmas Eve (1 of 4)

Publication Date: December 7, 2010

Chapter: Yuletide Jamboree

You know what I like about Saki? He writes stories about jerks and never feels the need to redeem them somehow. It's like if Dr. Seuss wrote "How the Grinch Who Stole Christmas" but ended the story with him running down all the singing Whos with a snowplow. There's never a lesson to be learned, there's just assholes and the way people have to deal with them. It's like ultra-realism.

As an aside, I had no idea "Bertie" was a name used outside of Wodehouse until this story.

Oh, and yeah, this is one of those rare "50% of the dialog is from the original story" strips. Sometimes I'm better off just using the author's words instead of my own.

Author: Saki • Year: 1919 • Info: East of the Web

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