Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Ambrose Bierce Writer of Horror stories including an Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and the Devil's Dictionary, a particularly witty and ascerbic book written in 1906, light years ahead of its time

A particular favourite of mine in the light of recent history is :

ALLIANCE, n. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.

It's not known when he died, in 1913 he went to Mexico where he disappeared

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