Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce: The Man and the Lightning

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

The Man and the Lightning

A MAN Running for Office was overtaken by Lightning.

"You see," said the Lightning, as it crept past him inch by inch, "I can travel considerably faster than you."

"Yes," the Man Running for Office replied, "but think how much longer I keep going!"