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A Fruitless Assignment

Auhtor: Ambrose Bierce

Language: english

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Review by Bob Tobias, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Fruitless Assignment':

Bierce A. An imperfect conflagration.--Bierce A. The crimson candle.--Bierce A. A fruitless assignment.--Bierce A. The devoted widow.--Stockton F. R. The lady or the tiger?--Bierce A. John Mortensons funeral.--Bierce A. Lion and mouse.--Poe E. A. The black cat.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Fruitless Assignment':


... with Antonio Finch, was a reporter on the Cincinnati Commercial. In the year 1859 a vacant dwelling in Vine street, in Cincinnati, became ...
... of many reputable residents of the vicinity these were inconsistent with any other hypothesis than that the house was haunted. Figures with ...
... spectator was positive enough about these matters, no two agreed. They were all similarly at variance in their descriptions of the figures themselves. ...
... united strength, and always were hurled from the steps by some invisible agency and severely injured the door immediately afterward opening, ...
... He received a note from the city editor which read as follows: Go and pass the night alone in the haunted house in Vine street and if anything ...
... to lose his position on the paper. Apprising the police of his intention, he effected an entrance through a rear window before dark, walked ...
... uttering his incredulity and courage with scornful remarks or ribald cries. None knew of the anxious watcher inside. He feared to make a light ...
... the part of the room that he was in. He had set open every door in the whole interior, above and below, but all the outer ones were locked and ...
... There was a noise as of the opening and closing of the hall door he heard quick, heavy footsteps along the passage- heard them ascend the stairs-heard ...
... that. It was dark and silent. He struck his foot against some object on the floor, knelt by it, passed his hand over it. It was a human head-that ...
... near the window and attentively examined it. While so engaged he was half conscious of the rapid opening and closing of the outer door, of footfalls ...
... but- his voice was drowned in peals of laughter-such laughter as is heard in asylums for the insane. The persons about him pointed at the ...
... terror and trying to escape. At last it shot out of the door into the hall, followed by all, with tumultuous haste. That moment the door closed ...
... lamps were extinguished the roofs and chimneys of the houses were sharply outlined against the dawn-light in the east. He left the house, the door ...
... him and said: I have been at the haunted house The editor stared blankly as if not wholly awake. Good God! he cried, are you Saylor? ...
... trifling with a paper-weight upon which he had dropped his eyes, did anything occur? Nothing whatever. Recommended ReadingAre ...
... more<... inclined... >>read more<... spin-off media, its relationship to the ongoing story of the television series is open to... >>read more<... play of the same name by crime fiction author Agatha Christie. The novelisation was first published in the United Kingdom by HarperCollins on November ...