The 8th chapter in Class 11 English syllabus is a short story named ‘The Luncheon’. The author of this story is William Somerset Maugham. He is a famous British novelist, playwriter and short story writer. One of his most notable works is ‘Of Human Bondage’. It is a semi-autobiographical novel. In this story, he recalls an amusing incident from his younger days which went on to have an interesting climax twenty years later.