The Best of Saki

Two little gems:

"'Now if there is one thing more than another that I really urgently want it is furs.  I simply haven't any.  I'm told that Davos is full of Russians, and they are sure to wear the most lovely sables and things.  To be among people who are smothered in furs when one hasn't any oneself makes one want to break most of the Commandments.'"
--Suzanne worrying over a birthday present in "Fur", 209

"Proposing marriage, even to a nice girl like Joan, was a rather irksome business, but one could not have a honeymoon in Minorca and a subsequent life of married happiness without such preliminary.  He wondered what Minorca was really like as a place to stop in; in his mind's eye it was an island in perpetual half-mourning, with black or white Minorca hens running all over it.  Probably it would not be a bit like that when one came to examine it."
--Probably not, thinks James Cushat-Prinkly in "Tea", 217

Bonus: please read this story, possibly my favorite of his.

Munro, H.H. The Best of Saki. London: Pan Books Ltd, 1976.