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Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinett Bierce was one of the great journalists and short story writers of the 19th century American west. A veteran of the Civil War, he turned to journalism in 1868, joining the staff of the…

Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce: Revenge

A Forfeited Right An Optimist Revenge AN Insurance Agent was trying to induce a Hard Man to Deal With to take out a policy on his house. After listening to him for an hour, while he …

Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce: At the Pole

The Basking Cyclone The Optimist and the Cynic At the Pole AFTER a great expenditure of life and treasure a Daring Explorer had succeeded in reaching the North Pole, when he was approa…