Black Beetles in Amber
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Black Beetles in Amber

By Ambrose Bierce
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Table of Contents
  • THE ORDER IN WHICH THE BEETLES ARE SHOWN
  • THE MUMMERY
    • ON STONE
  • IN EXPLANATION
  • THE KEY NOTE
  • CAIN
  • AN OBITUARIAN
  • A COMMUTED SENTENCE
  • A LIFTED FINGER
  • TWO STATESMEN
  • MATTER FOR GRATITUDE
  • THREE KINDS OF A ROGUE
    • I
      • II
      • III
    • II
    • III
  • A MAN
  • Y'E FOE TO CATHAYE
  • SAMUEL SHORTRIDGE
  • SURPRISED
  • POSTERITY'S AWARD
  • AN ART CRITIC
  • THE SPIRIT OF A SPONGE
  • ORNITHANTHROPOS
  • TO E.S. SALOMON
  • DENNIS KEARNEY
  • FINIS ÆTERNITATIS
  • THE VETERAN
  • AN "EXHIBIT"
  • THE TRANSMIGRATIONS OF A SOUL
  • AN ACTOR
  • FAMINE'S REALM
  • THE MACKAIAD
  • A SONG IN PRAISE
  • A POET'S FATHER
  • A COWARD
  • TO MY LIARS
  • "PHIL" CRIMMINS
  • CODEX HONORIS
  • TO W.H.L.B.
  • EMANCIPATION
  • JOHNDONKEY
  • HELL
  • LUCIFER OF THE TORCH
  • THE "WHIRLIGIG OF TIME"
  • A RAILROAD LACKEY
  • THE LEGATEE
  • "DIED OF A ROSE"
  • A LITERARY HANGMAN
  • AT THE ELEVENTH HOUR
  • A CONTROVERSIALIST
  • MENDAX
  • THE RETROSPECTIVE BIRD
  • THE OAKLAND DOG
  • THE UNFALLEN BRAVE
  • A CELEBRATED CASE
  • COUPLETS
  • A RETORT
  • A VISION OF RESURRECTION
  • MASTER OF THREE ARTS
  • THERSITES
  • A SOCIETY LEADER
  • EXPOSITOR VERITATIS
  • TO "COLONEL" DAN. BURNS
  • GEORGE A. KNIGHT
  • UNARMED
  • A POLITICAL VIOLET
  • THE SUBDUED EDITOR
  • A "SCION OF NOBILITY"
  • THE NIGHT OF ELECTION
  • THE CONVICTS' BALL
  • A PRAYER
  • TO ONE DETESTED
  • THE BOSS'S CHOICE
  • A MERCIFUL GOVERNOR
  • AN INTERPRETATION
  • A SOARING TOAD
  • AN UNDRESS UNIFORM
  • THE PERVERTED VILLAGE
  • MR. SHEETS
  • A JACK-AT-ALL-VIEWS
  • MY LORD POET
  • TO THE FOOL-KILLER
  • ONE AND ONE ARE TWO
  • MONTAGUE LEVERSON
  • THE WOFUL TALE OF MR. PETERS
  • TWIN UNWORTHIES
  • ANOTHER PLAN
  • A POLITICAL APOSTATE
  • TINKER DICK
  • BATS IN SUNSHINE
  • A WORD TO THE UNWISE
  • ON THE PLATFORM
  • A DAMPENED ARDOR
  • ADAIR WELCKER, POET
  • TO A WORD-WARRIOR
  • A CULINARY CANDIDATE
  • THE OLEOMARGARINE MAN
  • GENESIS
  • LLEWELLEN POWELL
  • THE SUNSET GUN.
  • THE "VIDUATE DAME"
  • FOUR OF A KIND
    • ROBERT F. MORROW
      • ALFRED CLARKE JR.
      • JUDGE RUTLEDGE
      • W.H.L. BARNES
    • ALFRED CLARKE JR.
    • JUDGE RUTLEDGE
    • W.H.L. BARNES
  • RECONCILIATION
  • A VISION OF CLIMATE
  • A "MASS" MEETING
  • FOR PRESIDENT, LELAND STANFORD
  • FOR MAYOR
  • A CHEATING PREACHER
  • A CROCODILE
  • THE AMERICAN PARTY
  • UNCOLONELED
  • THE GATES AJAR
  • TIDINGS OF GOOD
  • ARBORICULTURE
  • A SILURIAN HOLIDAY
  • REJECTED
  • JUDEX JUDICATUS
  • ON THE WEDDING OF AN AËRONAUT
  • A HASTY INFERENCE
  • A VOLUPTUARY
  • AD CATTONUM
  • THE NATIONAL GUARDSMAN
  • THE BARKING WEASEL
  • A REAR ELEVATION
  • IN UPPER SAN FRANCISCO
  • NIMROD
  • CENSOR LITERARUM
  • BORROWED BRAINS
  • THE FYGHTYNGE SEVENTH
  • INDICTED
  • OVER THE BORDER
  • ONE JUDGE
  • TO AN INSOLENT ATTORNEY
  • ACCEPTED
  • A PROMISED FAST TRAIN
  • ONE OF THE SAINTS
  • A MILITARY INCIDENT
  • SUBSTANCE VERSUS SHADOW
  • THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC MORALS
  • CALIFORNIA
  • DE YOUNG—A PROPHECY
  • TO EITHER
  • DISAPPOINTMENT
  • THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF THEFT
  • DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN
  • THE LAST MAN
  • ARBOR DAY
  • THE PIUTE
  • FAME
  • ONE OF THE REDEEMED
  • A CRITIC
  • A QUESTION OF ELIGIBILITY
  • FLEET STROTHER
  • CALIFORNIAN SUMMER PICTURES
    • THE FOOT-HILL RESORT
      • AT ANCHOR
      • THE IN-COMING CLIMATE
      • A LONG-FELT WANT
      • TO THE HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS
    • AT ANCHOR
    • THE IN-COMING CLIMATE
    • A LONG-FELT WANT
    • TO THE HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS
  • SLANDER
    • FITCH:
  • JAMES L. FLOOD
  • FOUR CANDIDATES FOR SENATOR
  • A GROWLER
  • AD MOODIUM
  • AN EPITAPH
  • A SPADE
  • THE VAN NESSIAD
  • A FISH COMMISSIONER
  • TO A STRAY DOG
  • IN HIS HAND
  • A DEMAGOGUE
  • IGNIS FATUUS
  • FROM TOP TO BOTTOM
  • AN IDLER
  • THE DEAD KING
  • A PATTER SONG
    • A CALLER
  • THE SHAFTER SHAFTED
  • THE MUMMERY
  • THE TWO CAVEES
    • DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.
      • FITCH:
      • PICKERING:
    • FITCH:
    • PICKERING:
  • METEMPSYCHOSIS
    • DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.
  • SLICKENS
    • DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.
      • NOZZLE:
    • NOZZLE:
  • "PEACEABLE EXPULSION"
    • DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.
      • MOUNTWAVE:
    • MOUNTWAVE:
  • ASPIRANTS THREE
    • DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.
      • DE YOUNG:
    • DE YOUNG:
  • THE BIRTH OF THE RAIL
    • COWBOY CHARLEY:
  • A BAD NIGHT
    • SARALTHIA:
  • ON STONE
  • A WREATH OF IMMORTELLES
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