The Open Window

‘The Open Window’ is a combination of humour and irony, explain how the writer ‘Saki’ has used irony in the lesson to bring the desired effect.

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There is situational irony because Frampton Nuttel has gone to the country to settle his nerves but, upon arriving, has his nerves frazzled by Vera's ghost story. There is verbal irony when Vera mentions "tragedy" that had occurred. Vera knows her story is fictional.