The Interlopers by SakiIn a forest of mixed growth somewhere on the eastern spurs of the Karpathians, a man stood one winter night watching and listening, as though he waited for some beast of the woods to come within the range of his vision, and, later, of his rifle
A famous law suit, in the days of his grandfather, had wrested it from the illegal possession of a neighbouring family of petty landowners;
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Like World War I , which took decades to erupt, the Gradwitz-Znaeym feud has reached epic proportions by the time the story takes place. The story shows the fatal mistake that Ulrich and Georg make in believing that either of them can truly possess this small piece of land. In their forthcoming destruction of Ulrich and Georg, the wolves demonstrate their ownership of this savage domain. Hector H. Munro—who took the pen name of Saki when he became a professional writer—was born December 18, , in Burma, to a British army officer and his wife. After the death of his mother in , Saki and his siblings were sent to Britain to be raised by their aunts. Saki went to Burma in as a police officer.
The Interlopers , first published in , was the twelfth novel in the Matt Helm spy series by Donald Hamilton , which began in It represents a middle period in the Helm novels, being about 80, words in length, somewhat longer than the first four or five in the series, but considerably shorter than most of the Helm books of the eighties and nineties, which were generally well over , words in length. - Just read these. We didn't get to finish these in class, so here are some we did in previous years
Ulrich von Gradwitz is a wealthy landowner. He has legal right to a disputed stretch of land but knows that Georg continues to hunt on this land. On the night the story takes place, he has organized a group of men to find Georg, whom he plans to kill. He considers Georg his enemy and calls him a "forest-thief, game-snatcher. Ulrich is also the one who sees wolves approaching. Georg Znaeym comes from a line of small landowners who have refused to accept the judgement of the courts regarding a disputed piece of land. Georg refers to the land as Ulrich's "stolen forest.