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Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce

71 - Religions of Error
The Tail of the Sphinx - 73

The Penitent Elector

A PERSON belonging to the Society for Passing Resolutions of Respect for the Memory of Deceased Members having died received the customary attention.

"Good Heavens!" exclaimed a Sovereign Elector, on hearing the resolutions read, "what a loss to the nation! And to think that I once voted against that angel for Inspector of Gate-latches in Public Squares!"

In remorse the Sovereign Elector deprived himself of political influence by learning to read.

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71 - Religions of Error
The Tail of the Sphinx - 73

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