Fantastic Fables

Fantastic Fables

By Ambrose Bierce
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Table of Contents
  • Fantastic Fables, by Ambrose Bierce
    • Contents:
      • Aesopus Emendatus
      • Old Saws with New Teeth
    • The Moral Principle and the Material Interest . . .
    • The Crimson Candle
    • The Blotted Escutcheon and the Soiled Ermine
    • The Ingenious Patriot
    • Two Kings
    • An Officer and a Thug
    • The Conscientious Official
    • How Leisure Came
    • The Moral Sentiment
    • The Politicians
    • The Thoughtful Warden
    • The Treasury and the Arms
    • The Christian Serpent
    • The Broom of the Temple
    • The Critics
    • The Foolish Woman
    • Father and Son
    • The Discontented Malefactor
    • A Call to Quit
    • The Man and the Lightning
    • The Lassoed Bear
    • The Ineffective Rooter
    • A Protagonist of Silver
    • The Holy Deacon
    • A Hasty Settlement
    • The Wooden Guns
    • The Reform School Board
    • The Poet’s Doom
    • The Noser and the Note
    • The Cat and the King
    • The Literary Astronomer
    • The Lion and the Rattlesnake
    • The Man with No Enemies
    • The Alderman and the Raccoon
    • The Flying-Machine
    • The Angel’s Tear
    • The City of Political Distinction
    • The Party Over There
    • The Poetess of Reform
    • The Unchanged Diplomatist
    • An Invitation
    • The Ashes of Madame Blavatsky
    • The Opossum of the Future
    • The Life-Savers
    • The Australian Grasshopper
    • The Pavior
    • The Tried Assassin
    • The Bumbo of Jiam
    • The Two Poets
    • The Thistles upon the Grave
    • The Shadow of the Leader
    • The Sagacious Rat
    • The Member and the Soap
    • Alarm and Pride
    • A Causeway
    • Two in Trouble
    • The Witch’s Steed
    • The All Dog
    • The Farmer’s Friend
    • Physicians Two
    • The Overlooked Factor
    • A Racial Parallel
    • The Honest Cadi
    • The Kangaroo and the Zebra
    • A Matter of Method
    • The Man of Principle
    • The Returned Californian
    • The Compassionate Physician
    • Two of the Damned
    • The Austere Governor
    • Religions of Error
    • The Penitent Elector
    • The Tail of the Sphinx
    • A Prophet of Evil
    • The Crew of the Life-boat
    • A Treaty of Peace
    • The Nightside of Character
    • The Faithful Cashier
    • The Circular Clew
    • The Devoted Widow
    • The Hardy Patriots
    • The Humble Peasant
    • The Various Delegation
    • The No Case
    • A Harmless Visitor
    • The Judge and the Rash Act
    • The Prerogative of Might
    • An Inflated Ambition
    • Rejected Services
    • The Power of the Scalawag
    • At Large—One Temper
    • The Seeker and the Sought
    • His Fly-Speck Majesty
    • The Pugilist’s Diet
    • The Old Man and the Pupil
    • The Deceased and his Heirs
    • The Politicians and the Plunder
    • The Man and the Wart
    • The Divided Delegation
    • A Forfeited Right
    • Revenge
    • An Optimist
    • A Valuable Suggestion
    • Two Footpads
    • Equipped for Service
    • The Basking Cyclone
    • At the Pole
    • The Optimist and the Cynic
    • The Poet and the Editor
    • The Taken Hand
    • An Unspeakable Imbecile
    • A Needful War
    • The Mine Owner and the Jackass
    • The Dog and the Physician
    • The Party Manager and the Gentleman
    • The Legislator and the Citizen
    • The Rainmaker
    • The Citizen and the Snakes
    • Fortune and the Fabulist
    • A Smiling Idol
    • Philosophers Three
    • The Boneless King
    • Uncalculating Zeal
    • A Transposition
    • The Honest Citizen
    • A Creaking Tail
    • Wasted Sweets
    • Six and One
    • The Sportsman and the Squirrel
    • The Fogy and the Sheik
    • At Heaven’s Gate
    • The Catted Anarchist
    • The Honourable Member
    • The Expatriated Boss
    • An Inadequate Fee
    • The Judge and the Plaintiff
    • The Return of the Representative
    • A Statesman
    • Two Dogs
    • Three Recruits
    • The Mirror
    • Saint and Sinner
    • An Antidote
    • A Weary Echo
    • The Ingenious Blackmailer
    • A Talisman
    • The Ancient Order
    • A Fatal Disorder
    • The Massacre
    • A Ship and a Man
    • Congress and the People
    • The Justice and His Accuser
    • The Highwayman and the Traveller
    • The Policeman and the Citizen
    • The Writer and the Tramps
    • Two Politicians
    • The Fugitive Office
    • The Tyrant Frog
    • The Eligible Son-in-Law
    • The Statesman and the Horse
    • An Ærophobe
    • The Thrift of Strength
    • The Good Government
    • The Life Saver
    • The Man and the Bird
    • From the Minutes
    • Three of a Kind
    • The Fabulist and the Animals
    • A Revivalist Revived
    • The Debaters
    • Two of the Pious
    • The Desperate Object
    • The Appropriate Memorial
    • A Needless Labour
    • A Flourishing Industry
    • The Self-Made Monkey
    • The Patriot and the Banker
    • The Mourning Brothers
    • The Disinterested Arbiter
    • The Thief and the Honest Man
    • The Dutiful Son
      • The Cat and the Youth
      • The Farmer and His Sons
      • Jupiter and the Baby Show
      • The Man and the Dog
      • The Cat and the Birds
      • Mercury and the Woodchopper
      • The Fox and the Grapes
      • The Penitent Thief
      • The Archer and the Eagle
      • Truth and the Traveller
      • The Wolf and the Lamb
      • The Lion and the Boar
      • The Grasshopper and the Ant
      • The Fisher and the Fished
      • The Farmer and the Fox
      • Dame Fortune and the Traveller
      • The Victor and the Victim
      • The Wolf and the Shepherds
      • The Goose and the Swan
      • The Lion, the Cock, and the Ass
      • The Snake and the Swallow
      • The Wolves and the Dogs
      • The Hen and the Vipers
      • A Seasonable Joke
      • The Lion and the Thorn
      • The Fawn and the Buck
      • The Kite, the Pigeons, and the Hawk
      • The Wolf and the Babe
      • The Wolf and the Ostrich
      • The Herdsman and the Lion
      • The Man and the Viper
      • The Man and the Eagle
      • The War-horse and the Miller
      • The Dog and the Reflection
      • The Man and the Fish-horn
      • The Hare and the Tortoise
      • Hercules and the Carter
      • The Lion and the Bull
      • The Man and his Goose
      • The Wolf and the Feeding Goat
      • Jupiter and the Birds
      • The Lion and the Mouse
      • The Old Man and His Sons
      • The Crab and His Son
      • The North Wind and the Sun
      • The Mountain and the Mouse
      • The Bellamy and the Members
      • The Wolf and the Crane
      • The Lion and the Mouse
      • The Hares and the Frogs
      • The Belly and the Members
      • The Piping Fisherman
      • The Ants and the Grasshopper
      • The Dog and His Reflection
      • The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox
      • The Ass and the Lion’s Skin
      • The Ass and the Grasshoppers
      • The Wolf and the Lion
      • The Hare and the Tortoise
      • The Milkmaid and Her Bucket
      • King Log and King Stork
      • The Wolf Who Would Be a Lion
      • The Monkey and the Nuts
      • The Boys and the Frogs
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