Questions tagged [the-wonderful-story-of-henry-sugar]

Questions about the short-story collection 'The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More' (1977) by Roald Dahl. Use with the tag [roald-dahl].

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Why does "It is better to incur a mild rebuke than to perform an onerous task" sound hilarious to Henry Sugar's friends?

In the book of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl, Henry Sugar was a rich man, whose wealth was inherited from his dad. He never worked, nor did his wealthy friends. There is a piece of ...
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