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The Man and the Snake

The Man and the Snake

Ambrose Gwinnett Beirce

Year of publication: 101

The Man and the Snake by Ambrose Bierce Chapter I It is of veritabyll report, and attested of so many that there be nowe of wyse and learned none to gaynsaye it, that ye serpente hys eye hath a magnetick propertie that whosoe falleth into its suasion is drawn forwards in despyte of his wille, and perisheth miserabyll by ye creature hys byte. Stretched at ease upon a sofa, in gown and slippers, Harker Brayton smiled as he read the foregoing sentence in old Morrysters Marvells of Science. The only ...