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An Explanation

Ambrose Bierce 1842 (Meigs County) – 1914 (Chihuahua)



'I never yet exactly could determine
Just how it is that the judicial ermine
Is kept so safely from predacious vermin.'

'It is not so, my friend: though in a garret
'Tis kept in camphor, and you often air it,
The vermin will get into it and wear it.'

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. more…

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