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Summary of the Book 'A Jug Of Sirup':
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24 1842 - after 1913) was an American editorialist journalist short story writer fabulist and satirist. Today he is best known for his short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon The Devils Dictionary. The sardonic view of human nature that informed his work ? along with his vehemence as a critic with his motto nothing matters ? earned him the nickname Bitter Bierce. Despite his reputation as a searing critic however Bierce was known to encourage younger writers including poet George Sterling and fiction writer W. C. Morrow. Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing especially in his stories. This style often includes a cold open dark imagery vague references to time limited descriptions the theme of war and impossible events. In 1913 Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain a firsthand perspective on that countrys ongoing revolution. While traveling with rebel troops the elderly writer disappeared without a trace.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Jug Of Sirup':
... opened at the graveside and the entire assembly of friends and neighbors filed past, taking a last took at the face of the dead. And then, before ... ... His honesty had never been questioned, so far as is known, and he was held in high estecrn by all. The only thing that could be urged against ... ... The business to which Silas was devoted was mostly his own-that, possibly, may have made a difference. At the time of Deemer's death nobody ... ... to arouse, the motion was hastily withdrawn and an agreement with the other side effected as to what Mr. Deemer would have said if he had been ... ... and, in the first issue of the local newspaper after the death, to explain without offence that Silas had taken a day off. It was more than ... ... way it is creditable to him-to his intelligence if he had put himself, even temporarily, into contact with metropolitan culture to his candor ... ... the store was not there. Are you quite sure, Alvan? My dear, do you suppose a man does not know when he is carrying a jug? I ... ... stared. There were long moments of silence broken by nothing but the measured ticking of the clock, which seemed somewhat slower than ... ... me, too, rather gravely, I remember, even more so than was his way, but not a word of what he said can I now recall. But I saw him-good Lord, ... ... had lagged a bit, awaiting the event, but he said nothing of that, being concerned with his own condition. He was calm now, and could think ... ... the apparition and materialization of a half-gallon brown clay jug-a piece of coarse, heavy pottery evolved from nothing-that is hardly thinkable. ... ... opposite the store. That the place was haunted by the spirit of the late Silas Deemer was now well known to every resident of Hillbrook, though ... ... side of the street and were merged in the crowd the small boys ceased throwing stones. Nobody spoke above his breath all whispered excitedly ... ... book of accounts. Presently three men left the crowd on the sidewalk as if by a common impulse and crossed the street. One of them, a heavy ... ... and barrels on the floor, and with one another. They turned awkwardly hither and thither and seemed trying to escape, but unable to retrace their ... ... moving up step by step. By some subtle spiritual or physical alchemy observation had been transmuted into action-the sightseers had become participants ... ... to those within. He turned away and left the place. In the early morning a curious crowd had gathered about Deemer's. It was composed ... ... later sale to Alvan Creede. That is the entire story-except that men's passions having subsided and reason having resumed its immemorial ... ... Tinker Creek is a 1974 nonfiction narrative book by Annie Dillard. It won the Pulitzer PrizeAmbrose Bierce : A Fruitless AssignmentBierce, A. An imperfect ... ... Looks At LifeA Life in Pieces is a Big Finish original novella collection, featuring Bernice Summerfield, a character from the spin-off media based ...