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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Nicholas sat for many golden minutes revolving the possibilities of the scene; he was inclined to think that there were more than four wolves and that the man and his dogs were in a tight corner.
The Lumber-Room by Saki (H.H. Munro)
The key turned stiffly in the lock, but it turned. Less promising in rkom was a large square book with plain black covers; Nicholas peeped into it, and, behold, it was full of coloured pictures of birds.
Nicholas sat for many golden minutes revolving the possibilities of the scene; he was inclined to think that there were more than four wolves and that the man and his dogs were in a tight corner. Nicholas made one or two sorties into the front garden, wriggling his way with obvious stealth of purpose towards one or other of the doors, but never able for a moment to evade the aunt’s watchful eye.
As for Nicholas, he, too, was silent, in the absorption of one who has much to think about; it was just possible, he pumber, that the huntsman would escape with his hounds while the wolves feasted on the stricken stag.
Not read When William Came yet — will have to seek it out: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Nicholas had not had much experience of the art of fitting keys into keyholes and turning locks, lymber for some days past he had practised with the key of the schoolroom door; he did not believe in trusting too much to luck and accident. A roo, contemplating ending it all off the edge of a cliff is apparently – by an enormous stroke of luck – given a second chance. It was clear to his aunt that he was determined to get into the gooseberry garden, “only,” as she remarked to herself, “because I have told him he is not to.
His aunt was still calling his name when he sauntered into the front garden. Then he crept from the room, locked the door, and replaced the key exactly where he had found it. It is also easy to sympathize with Nicholas when it comes to his relationship with his Aunt. Less promising in appearance was a large square book with plain black covers; Nicholas peeped into it, and, behold, it was full of coloured pictures of birds. What makes the lumber-room so important in the story is the fact that Nicholas through his vivid imagination is able to escape into a world that he himself believes in.
But Nicholas is smarter than the aunt who endeavours to keep him indoors. Which would lead the reader to again be supportive of Nicholas.
Short Stories: The Lumber Room by Saki
His imagination is allowed to run wild again as he thinks about the huntsman and the wolves. Tea that evening was partaken of in a fearsome silence. The aunt had many other things to do that afternoon, but she spent an hour or two in trivial gardening operations among flower beds and shrubberies, whence saik could keep a watchful eye on the two doors that led to the forbidden paradise. Often and often Nicholas had pictured to himself what the lumber-room might be like, that region that was so carefully sealed from youthful eyes and concerning which no questions were ever answered.
The aunt maintained the frozen muteness of one who has suffered undignified and unmerited detention in a rain-water tank kumber thirty-five minutes. A few decent tears were looked for on the part of Nicholas when the moment for the departure of the expedition arrived.
Her original goal was to punish Nicholas. If anything there is a battle of wits between Nicholas and his Aunt. The Lumber-Room by Saki H. The fact that he put the frog there is not significant.
Nicholas is a brilliant protagonist, and his clever use of adult logic against the adults themselves is delightful. Oh, Devil, sqki have sold yourself! The aunt-by-assertion was one of those people who think that things spoil by use and consign them to dust and damp sa,i way of preserving them.