Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce was an American short story writer, poet, and journalist. He also wrote a number of fables.

A Jug of Sirup by Ambrose Bierce

This narrative begins with the death of its hero. Silas Deemer died on the 16th day of July, 1863, and two days later his remains were buried. As he had been personally known to every man, woman and well-grown child in the village, the funeral, as the local newspaper phrased it, “was largely attended.” In …

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One of Twins by Ambrose Bierce

A letter found among the papers of the late Mortimer Barr You ask me if in my experience as one of a pair of twins I ever observed anything unaccountable by the natural laws with which we have acquaintance. As to that you shall judge; perhaps we have not all acquaintance with the same natural …

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