Fantastic Fables

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Author: Ambrose Bierce

The Penitent Elector

A PERSON belonging to the Society for Passing Resolutions of Respect for the Memory of Deceased Members having died received the customary attention.

"Good Heavens!" exclaimed a Sovereign Elector, on hearing the resolutions read, "what a loss to the nation! And to think that I once voted against that angel for Inspector of Gate-latches in Public Squares!"

In remorse the Sovereign Elector deprived himself of political influence by learning to read.

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Chicago: Ambrose Bierce, "The Penitent Elector," Fantastic Fables in Fantastic Fables (New York: The Century Co., 1899), Original Sources, accessed May 29, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=51SB5WFR88RN7JQ.

MLA: Bierce, Ambrose. "The Penitent Elector." Fantastic Fables, in Fantastic Fables, New York, The Century Co., 1899, Original Sources. 29 May. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=51SB5WFR88RN7JQ.

Harvard: Bierce, A, 'The Penitent Elector' in Fantastic Fables. cited in 1899, Fantastic Fables, The Century Co., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 29 May 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=51SB5WFR88RN7JQ.