The Damned Thing

The Damned Thing : (Ambrose Bierce Classics Collection)

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By THE light of a tallow candle, which had been placed on one end of a rough table, a man was reading something written in a book. It was an old account book, greatly worn; and the writing was not, apparently, very legible, for the man sometimes held the page close to the flame of the candle to get a stronger light upon it. The shadow of the book would then throw into obscurity a half of the room, darkening a number of faces and figures; for besides the reader, eight other men were present. Seven of them sat against the rough log walls, silent and motionless, and, the room being small, not very far from the table. By extending an arm any one of them could have touched the eighth man, who lay on the table, face upward, partly covered by a sheet, his arms at his sides. He was dead.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 50g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508700125
  • 9781508700128
  • 1,297,088

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