Saki was the pseudonym used by H.H. Munro (1870-1916), a British author and journalist who is best remembered for his short stories, which The Encyclopedia of Fantasy calls "witty, barbed and epigramatic." He wandered between the fanciful and the horrific, the urbane and the uncivilized with a grace that makes his work memoriable to all who have read it.
The Happy Cat: Beasts, Super-Beasts, and Monsters is an expanded edition of his book of stories involving animals, and it includes one of his finest works, "Tobermory," in which a cat who had seen altogether too much scandal gains the power of speech. Other memoriable tales include "Laura," involving reincarnation and otters, and "The Story-Teller," in which the overly moral are devoured by wolves!