Fantastic Fables

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Author: Ambrose Bierce

The Wolf and the Ostrich

A WOLF, who in devouring a man had choked himself with a bunch of keys, asked an ostrich to put her head down his throat and pull them out, which she did.

"I suppose," said the Wolf, "you expect payment for that service."

"A kind act," replied the Ostrich, "is its own reward; I have eaten the keys."

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Chicago: Ambrose Bierce, "The Wolf and the Ostrich," Fantastic Fables in Fantastic Fables (New York: The Century Co., 1899), Original Sources, accessed March 22, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L4W8YUW2BGYRT48.

MLA: Bierce, Ambrose. "The Wolf and the Ostrich." Fantastic Fables, in Fantastic Fables, New York, The Century Co., 1899, Original Sources. 22 Mar. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L4W8YUW2BGYRT48.

Harvard: Bierce, A, 'The Wolf and the Ostrich' in Fantastic Fables. cited in 1899, Fantastic Fables, The Century Co., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 March 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L4W8YUW2BGYRT48.