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Fantastic Fables Fantastic Fables Fantastic Fables
by Ambrose Bierce


Overview - Two Dogs who had been fighting for a bone, without advantage to either, referred their dispute to a Sheep. The Sheep patiently heard their statements, then flung the bone into a pond.
"Why did you do that?" said the Dogs.
"Because," replied the Sheep, "I am a vegetarian."
This and 244 other "fantastic fables" from the bitter pen of Ambrose Bierce fill this little volume to overflowing with a rich feast of Bierce's misanthropy.
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Overview
Two Dogs who had been fighting for a bone, without advantage to either, referred their dispute to a Sheep. The Sheep patiently heard their statements, then flung the bone into a pond.
"Why did you do that?" said the Dogs.
"Because," replied the Sheep, "I am a vegetarian."
This and 244 other "fantastic fables" from the bitter pen of Ambrose Bierce fill this little volume to overflowing with a rich feast of Bierce's misanthropy. Bierce didn't miss a thing--greedy politicians, thieving doctors, not so pious holy men, aldermen, poets, naturalists, poodles, lions, kangaroos, judges, diplomats, legislators -- all fall under close scrutiny in a delicious blend of sarcasm and satire that leaves no institution or pomposity of modern life unscathed. Called "the American Swift," Bierce is one of the rare masters of the fable: like Aesop and La Fontaine, often personifying objects, animals, and even abstract concepts to reinforce his satire.
This is an unabridged reprint of the original edition -- all 245 fables. Do not confuse it with the abridged editions.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486222257
  • ISBN-10: 048622225X
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: June 2011
  • Page Count: 128
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2 pounds

Series: Thrift Edition

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