Penguin Student Editions have been specifically designed for readers who are studying a text in detail. They include a helpful introduction and explanatory notes, character sketches, a text summary, a chronology, language notes, a selection of questions and topics for discussion and analysis, as well as suggestions for further reading. There is not a modern short story writer anywhere to be compared with Roald Dahl. Each of his stories is so clever and has such a startling twist at the end of it that it leaves the reader gasping. The ten stories in this book may depict human nature at its darkest, but they are also brilliantly funny and completely unforgettable.