The Umbrella Man by Roald Dahl

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Dahl seems to have an amazing gift for incorporating black humour and irony into his fiction to produce tales, that although are supposedly aimed at teenagers, equally appeal to adult sensibilities. This tale in particular is one of deception and irony. The tale is narrated by a twelve year old girl who goes to London with her mother. It is raining hard and they have no umbrella, but as they wait, they meet an old man who says he has lost his wallet and offers to...

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