The Lumber Room
In a somewhat autobiographical portrayal, Saki depicts Nicholas as a bright, imaginative, clever boy, possessive of much, reason, wit, and talent for pranks.
Oppressed by the unimaginative soi-disent [self-proclaimed] aunt, who is really not his relative, the intelligent and highly imaginative Nicholas resents her authority. In an act that defies her position of superiority, he places a frog in his basin of bread-and-milk to prove that she is presumptive in her judgment that because
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