The Devil's Dictionary: End

Updated May 14, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
by Ambrose Bierce



The position farthest removed on either hand from the Interlocutor.

The man was perishing apace
Who played the tambourine;
The seal of death was on his face —
'Twas pallid, for 'twas clean.
"This is the end," the sick man said
In faint and failing tones.
A moment later he was dead,
And Tambourine was Bones.

- Tinley Roquot

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