Bruce Gaston

Published On


Page Range

pp. 49–52


  • English

Print Length

4 pages


  • Bruce Gaston (author)
Two Austrian noblewomen, the Gräfin and the Baroness, are discussing their respective families. The Gräfin suggests that her reprobate son Wratislav could marry the Baroness’s dull and unattractive daughter Elsa. Despite some misgivings, the Baroness agrees. However, these plans are thwarted when Elsa runs away with another family’s chauffeur and Wratislav is forced to emigrate to Mexico because of some unspecified scandal.


Bruce Gaston


Bruce Gaston has taught at the English Department of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany since 2008. His current research interests focus on British and Irish literature, culture and history in the first half of the twentieth century. He blogs about Saki and related issues at