First publication

The table below (still a work in progress) shows where and in which publication each of Munro’s stories was published. Moreover, it also indicates who the story was credited to (‘Saki’, H.H. Munro or some other variant thereof) and whether the story was later collected for a book edition.

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TitleFirst published inFirst published onCredited toCollected inOther notes
Alice in Downing StreetWestminster Gazette25.07.1900SakiThe Westminster Alice (1902)With illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
Alice in Pall MallWestminster Gazette05.11.1900SakiThe Westminster Alice (1902)With illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
Alice at LambethWestminster Gazette12.12.1900SakiThe Westminster Alice (1902)With illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
Alice and the Liberal PartyWestminster Gazette30.11.1900SakiThe Westminster Alice (1902)With illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
Alice Anywhere but in Downing StreetWestminster Gazette11.10.1900SakiThe Westminster Alice (1902)With illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
Alice in DifficultiesWestminster Gazette09.10.1901SakiThe Westminster Alice (1902)With illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
Alice at St Stephen'sWestminster Gazette11.07.1901SakiThe Westminster Alice (1902)With illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
Alice Lunches at WestminsterWestminster Gazette14.10.1901SakiThe Westminster Alice (1902)With illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
Alice in a FogWestminster Gazette11.11.1901SakiThe Westminster Alice (1902)With illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
Alice has Tea at the Hotel CecilWestminster Gazette29.11.1901SakiThe Westminster Alice (1902)With illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
Alice goes to ChesterfieldWestminster Gazette16.12.1901SakiThe Westminster Alice (1902)With illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
The Aged ManWestminster Gazette16.05.1901SakiThe Westminster Alice (1902)Not a short story but a poem; illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould.
Spades in WonderlandWestminster Gazette24.01.1902SakiThe Westminster AliceMore like a one-frame cartoon than a story; illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould.
His Own InventionsWestminster Gazette07.02.1922Francis Carruthers GouldThe Westminster AliceThis story was both written and illustrated by Francis Carruthers Gould after Munro's death.
Spade-Work Out of MonmouthMorning Post30.11.1903H.H. MunroNever collectedx
The Angel and his Lost MichaelMorning Post16.11.1903H.H. MunroNever collectedx
The Coming of NicholasMorning Post21.12.1903H.H. MunroNever collectedx
The Woman Who Never ShouldWestminster Gazette22.07.1902H.H. MunroNever collectedx
John Bull's Christmas TreeThe House Annual, 1902??.??.1902Saki"John Bull's Christmas Tree" and "The East Wing" (2001)With illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
The Wolf-Pack and OthersWestminster Gazette11.02.1902SakiNever collectedFrom the series "The Political Jungle-Book"; with illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
The Dancing of Mor-Mor, the Peacock, and the Stampede of RunamukkiWestminster Gazette21.04.1902SakiNever collectedFrom the series "The Political Jungle-Book"; with illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
Hugheera's HuntingWestminster Gazette23.05.1902SakiNever collectedFrom the series "The Political Jungle-Book"; with illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
How the Pelletan of the Mediterranean Lost His VoiceWestminster Gazette09.10.1902SakiNever collectedFrom the series "Not So Stories"; with illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
How the Armydillo Lost Its WoolWestminster Gazette09.10.1902SakiNever collectedFrom the series "Not So Stories"; with illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
How the Pallmallatherium Lost Its Weak SpotsWestminster Gazette15.10.1902SakiNever collectedFrom the series "Not So Stories"; with illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
The Dalmeny Cat That Walked by ItselfWestminster Gazette31.10.1902SakiNever collectedFrom the series "Not So Stories"; with illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
The Crab, and the Others, That Played with the LandWestminster Gazette05.11.1902SakiNever collectedFrom the series "Not So Stories"; with illustrations by Francis Carruthers Gould
A Jungle StoryMorning Post07.12.1903SakiA Shot in the Dark (2006)x
ReginaldWestminster Gazette28.09.1901SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald on Christmas PresentsWestminster Gazette18.12.1901SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald on the AcademyWestminster Gazette02.06.1902SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald at the TheatreWestminster Gazette17.07.1902SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald’s Peace PoemWestminster Gazette10.06.1902SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald’s Choir TreatWestminster Gazette24.06.1902SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald on WorriesWestminster Gazette26.11.1902SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald on House-PartiesWestminster Gazette25.09.1902SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald at the CarltonWestminster Gazette24.03.1903SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald on Besetting SinsWestminster Gazette22.04.1903SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald’s DramaWestminster Gazette08.09.1903SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald on TariffsWestminster Gazette06.11.1903SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald’s Christmas RevelWestminster Gazette22.12.1903SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald’s RubaiyatWestminster Gazette01.02.1904SakiReginald (1904)x
The Innocence of ReginaldWestminster Gazette06.04.1904SakiReginald (1904)x
Reginald In RussiaWestminster Gazette16.06.1906SakiReginald in Russia (1910)Original title (misprint?) "Reginald on Russia'"
The Reticence Of Lady AnneWestminster Gazette16.01.1907SakiReginald in Russia (1910)x
The Lost SanjakWestminster Gazette24.04.1909SakiReginald in Russia (1910)x
The Sex That Doesn’t ShopWestminster Gazette27.03.1909SakiReginald in Russia (1910)x
Blood-Feud Of Toad-WaterWestminster Gazette26.01.1901SakiReginald in Russia (1910)x
A Young Turkish CatastropheWestminster Gazette10.08.1908SakiReginald in Russia (1910)x
Judkin Of The ParcelsWestminster Gazette29.10.1902SakiReginald in Russia (1910)x
Gabriel-ErnestWestminster Gazette29.05.1909SakiReginald in Russia (1910)x
The Saint And The GoblinWestminster Gazette04.01.1902H.H.M.Reginald in Russia (1910)x
The Soul of LaploshkaWestminster Gazette08.05.1909SakiReginald in Russia (1910)x
The BagWestminster Gazette24.07.1909SakiReginald in Russia (1910)x
The StrategistWestminster Gazette03.07.1909SakiReginald in Russia (1910)x
Cross CurrentsWestminster Gazette18.09.1909SakiReginald in Russia (1910)x
The Baker’s DozenJournal of the Leinster RegimentOctober 1909xReginald in Russia (1910)x
The MouseWestminster Gazette23.10.1909SakiReginald in Russia (1910)x
EsmeWestminster Gazette17.12.1910SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The Match-MakerWestminster Gazette06.11.1909SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
TobermoryWestminster Gazette27.11.1909SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)Original story features Bertie van Tahn, not Clovis
Mrs. Packletide’s TigerThe Bystander12.04.1911SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The Stampeding Of Lady BastableDaily Mail05.11.1910SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)Original title 'A Modern Boy'
The BackgroundLeinsters' MagazineJuly 1910SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)Original story has no frame with Clovis.
Hermann The Irascible—A Story Of The Great WeepWestminster Gazette24.12.1909SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The Unrest-CureWestminster Gazette01.04.1901SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The Jesting Of Arlington StringhamWestminster Gazette20.08.1910SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
Sredni VashtarWestminster Gazette28.05.1910SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
AdrianWestminster Gazette09.07.1910SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The ChapletThe Bystander15.03.1911SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)Subtitled "A Tragedy Of Music At Mealtimes"
The QuestWestminster Gazette02.07.1910SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
WratislavWestminster Gazette12.03.1910SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)The words "observed Clovis" do not appear in the second sentence of the original.
The Easter EggWestminster Gazette15.04.1911SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
Filboid Studge, The Story Of A Mouse That HelpedThe Bystander07.12.1910SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)The original's final line doesn't mention Clovis.
The Music on the HillThe Chronicles of ClovisxxThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The Story Of St. VespaluusThe Chronicles of ClovisxxThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The Way To The DairyThe Chronicles of ClovisxxThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The Peace OfferingThe Bystander07.06.1911SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The Peace Of Mowsle BartonWestminster Gazette18.02.1911SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The Talking-Out Of TarringtonWestminster Gazette26.08.1911SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The Hounds Of FateWestminster Gazette13.05.1911SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The RecessionalWestminster Gazette08.07.1911SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
A Matter Of SentimentWestminster Gazette03.06.1911SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The Secret Sin Of Septimus BropeThe Chronicles of ClovisxxThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
“Ministers Of Grace”The Bystander30.11.1910SakiThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)Originally subtitled "A Seasonable Political Fantaisie"; expanded for book collection.
The Remoulding Of Groby LingtonThe Chronicles of ClovisxxThe Chronicles of Clovis (1911)x
The She-WolfMorning Post06.08.1912H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
LauraMorning Post25.06.1912H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Boar-PigMorning Post20.08.1912H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The BrogueMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The HenMorning Post10.12.1912H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Open WindowWestminster Gazette18.11.1911SakiBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Treasure-ShipMorning Post20.02.1912H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The CobwebMorning Post21.11.1911H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The LullMorning Post17.09.1912H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Unkindest BlowMorning Post19.03.1912H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The RomancersMorning Post01.10.1912H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Schartz-Metterklume MethodWestminster Gazette14.10.1911SakiBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Seventh PulletMorning Post31.10.1911H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Blind SpotMorning Post05.03.1912H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
DuskMorning Post12.03.1912H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
A Touch of RealismMorning Post24.12.1912H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
Cousin TheresaMorning Post11.03.1913xBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Yarkand MannerMorning Post04.06.1912H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Byzantine OmeletteMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Feast of NemesisMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The DreamerMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Quince TreeMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Forbidden BuzzardsMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The StakeMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
Clovis on Parental ResponsibilitiesWestminster Gazette03.05.1913SakiBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
A Holiday TaskMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Stalled OxMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Story-TellerMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
A Defensive DiamondMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The ElkThe Bystander17.11.1913SakiBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)Original subtitled "A Christmas Tide Tragedy"
“Down Pens”Morning Post06.01.1914H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)Original subtitled "A Suggestion"
The Name-DayMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Lumber RoomMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
FurMorning PostxxBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Philanthropist and The Happy CatMorning Post27.01.1914H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
On ApprovalMorning Post10.02.1914H.H. MunroBeasts and Super-Beasts (1914)x
The Toys Of Peacex25.03.1914H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
LouiseMorning Post16.06.1914H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
TeaMorning Post28.07.1914H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The Disappearance of Chrispina UmberleighMorning Post02.09.1911H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The Wolves of CernogratzxxxThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
LouisMorning Post07.04.1914H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The GuestsMorning Post30.06.1914H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The PenanceWestminster Gazette24.09.1910SakiThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The Phantom LuncheonThe Bystander27.03.1912SakiThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
A Bread and Butter MissxxxThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
Bertie's Christmas EveWestminster Gazette23.12.1911SakiThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
ForewarnedxxxThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The InterlopersThe Bystander17.01.1912SakiThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
Quail SeedMorning Post26.12.1911H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
CanossaxxxThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The ThreatMorning Post16.04.1912H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
Excepting Mrs. PentherbyThe Bystander25.10.1911SakiThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
MarkxxxThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The HedgehogMorning Post19.08.1913xThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The Mappined LifeMorning Post02.06.1914H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
FateMorning Post11.03.1914H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The BullMorning Post21.04.1914H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
MorlveraMorning Post14.07.1914H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
Shock TacticsWestminster Gazette07.09.1912SakiThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The Seven Cream JugsThe Bystander06.12.1911SakiThe Toys of Peace (1919)Subtitled "A Light-Fingered Trifle"
The Occasional GardenxxxThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The SheepWestminster Gazette23.03.1912SakiThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The OversightxxxThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
HyacinthMorning Post24.02.1914H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The Image of the Lost SoulWestminster Gazette14.09.1901xThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The Purple of the Balkan KingsWestminster Gazette04.11.1912SakiThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
The Cupboard of the YesterdaysxxH.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
For the Duration of the WarMorning Post17.08.1916Corporal H.H. MunroThe Toys of Peace (1919)x
A Badger's-Eye View of the War: Mud in the TrenchesMorning Post24.04.1916Saki (Corporal in one of H.M.'s infantry regiments, somewhere in France)The Square Egg and Other Sketches (1924)Given the title "The Square Egg" when collected, the actual title and sub-title being made into one sub-heading.
Birds on the Western Front??SakiThe Square Egg and Other Sketches (1924)Advertised by the Westminster Gazette as to be published on 14.10.1916, but didn't appear.
The Gala ProgrammeMorning Post13.06.1914SakiThe Square Egg and Other Sketches (1924)Normally Munro published in the M.P. as "H.H. Munro"
The Infernal ParliamentThe Bystander23.08.1911SakiThe Square Egg and Other Sketches (1924)x
The Achievement of the CatxxxThe Square Egg and Other Sketches (1924)x
The Old Town of PskoffMorning Post27.07.1905xThe Square Egg and Other Sketches (1924)x
Clovis on the Alleged Romance of BusinessxxxThe Square Egg and Other Sketches (1924)x
The Comments of Moung KaMorning Post23.04.1912H.H. MunroThe Square Egg and Other Sketches (1924)x
Mrs. Pendercoet’s Lost IdentityThe Odd Volume1911SakiNever collected
DoggedSt. Paul's18.02.1899H.H.M.Short Stories 2 ed. Peter Haining (1983)x
The East WingLucas' Annual1914xThe Bodley Head Saki (1948)x
The PondThe Bystander21.02.1912SakiSaki: A Life of Hector Hugh Munrox
The Holy WarMorning Post06.05.1913xSaki: A Life of Hector Hugh Munrox
The AlmanackMorning Post17.06.1913xSaki: A Life of Hector Hugh Munrox
A Housing ProblemThe Bystander09.07.1913SakiSaki: A Life of Hector Hugh MunroSubtitled "The Solution of an Insoluble Dilemma"
A Sacrifice to NecessityThe Bystander15.10.1913SakiSaki: A Life of Hector Hugh Munrox
A Shot in the DarkThe Bystander03.12.1913SakiSaki: A Life of Hector Hugh Munrox
The Garden of EdenBiography of Saki1924xSaki: A Life of Hector Hugh MunroLater published in Saki: A Life of Hector Hugh Munro
The OptimistWestminster Gazette02.02.1912SakiNever collected
The Lion and the Lizard and the House of LemonsMorning Post21.02.1914SakiNever collected