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"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" By Ambrose Bierce


A man stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama, looking down into the swift water twenty feet below. The man’s hands were behind his back, the wrists bound with a cord. 3,729 more words

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Mysterious world

“GHOST, n. The outward and visible sign of an inward fear.” Devil’s Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce

I was looking for some information last night and came across a video of a paranormal investigation at a place we are very familiar with… Avebury. 701 more words


"The Middle Toe of the Right Foot" -- Ambrose Bierce

“The Middle Toe of the Right Foot”


Ambrose Bierce


It is well known that the old Manton house is haunted. In all the rural district near about, and even in the town of Marshall, a mile away, not one person of unbiased mind entertains a doubt of it; incredulity is confined to those opinionated persons who will be called “cranks” as soon as the useful word shall have penetrated the intellectual demesne of the Marshall… 3,183 more words


Quote: Ambrose Bierce on Lazy Losers

“Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.”

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Definition of the Day 10-22-14 -- Nepotism

NEPOTISM, n. Appointing your grandmother to office for the good of the party.

–Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary