What is the time and historical period of "The Interlopers"?

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The famous short story "The Interlopers" by Hector Hugh Munroe, whose pen name was Saki, tells of two men hunting in the eastern Carpathian Mountains. It's a touching story of two men that are neighbors but hereditary enemies who, after a tree branch falls on them both, decide to forsake their enmity and become friends. The cruel irony is that they are then set upon by wolves.

In the story, the location is clearly given as "a forest of mixed growth somewhere on the eastern spurs of the Carpathians," and the author describes the action as taking place on "one winter night," which identifies the season. Other than that, no other indications of time or historical period are given. The background is a feud between families that has been taking place over generations. If we assume that the story's events are contemporaneous with the life of its author, however, we can guess at the period of history. Saki was born in 1870 and died in 1916. He began his writing career near the close of the nineteenth century, and he began publishing short stories in magazines under his now-famous pen name in the early 1900s. The first appearance of "The Interlopers" was in the posthumous collection The Toys of Peace in 1919. From this timeline, the events in "The Interlopers" are probably meant to take place in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

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The Interlopers is a story by Hector Hugh Munro (Saki).  It was part of a collection of short stories (The Toys of Peace, and Other Papers ) that was published in 1919 after Saki's death.  While the physical setting of the story is indicated, the time period is not.  

There are several clues that enable us to speculate that the time period of the book is the early Twentieth Century. First, the fact that both characters have rifles is an indication.  Also, most of the short stories in the collection are set in pre-war Europe.  A third hint about the time period is the fact that we do know that the author lived between 1870 to 1916.  

This time period was before the Great War.  It was a period of industrialism and militarism in Europe.  England was the most powerful industrial power, but Germany was also moving in that direction.  Many of the European countries had acquired empires in Africa and Asia.  The historical period is referred to as the Industrial Age or the Age of Oil.  

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