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Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

Chihuahua, Mexico

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer. Bierce's book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.

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The Stranger

In the middle of an Arizona desert night, a group of explorers are approached by a mysterious stranger with a tale to tell.

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The Moonlit Road

A man's mother is brutally murdered but, except for the finger marks around her neck, no trace of the killer can be found.

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John Bartine's Watch

When asked for the time at a party, a man becomes aggressive and is strangely reluctant to look at his watch.

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The Death Of Halpin Frayser

* Story contains bad language

What do an horrific dream and the name 'Catharine Larue' have to do with a man found dead in the hills around the Nappa Valley?

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

A man stands on a railroad bridge; his wrists are bound with a chord, a rope encircles his neck. This story was adapted into the most popula

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A Jug Of Syrup

A compilation of the facts and testimonies of witnesses following the return of a dedicated shop keeper from the dead.

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The Devoted Widow

Witty reworking of the -style fable.

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A Horseman in the Sky

An incident that takes place during the American civil war begins with a sentry asleep at his post. Neatly examines the personal amongst the

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A Psychological Shipwreck

A man sets sail from Liverpool to New York on 'The Morrow' where he becomes attracted to a strange young woman.

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John Mortonson's Funeral

John Mortonson was dead. His body rested in a fine mahogany coffin fitted with a plate of glass ...

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The Realm Of The Unreal

At night, while travelling down a dark ravine road, a man bumps into the unsettling Dr Dorrimore.