Oil of Dog
by Ambrose Bierce
Before his disappearance after he trailed off into the wilds
of Mexico in search of Pancho Villa, Ambrose Bierce was known as "bitter Bierce" and "the devil's lexicographer." He left behind a nasty reputation and more
than ninety short stories that highlight this sardonic genius. His works have
been collected in many volumes and Bierce is best known for "Encounter At
Owl Creek Bridge" and The Devil's Dictionary.
Illustrations are © Bill Fountain.