Written by Monkey Woods
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Thursday, 9 December 2010

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Bierce as he might have looked 100 years ago

Ambrose Bierce, the American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist who disappeared in Mexico in 1913, has been found alive and well under a boy's bed in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Bierce, now 168, was a little worse for wear, but was able to stagger to his feet before being given a cup of tea by the lady who found him, mother of two, Karen Low-Cal.

Karen told us:

"I saw this crumpled-up thing, and wondered what it was. I grabbed it, and as I did, it grunted. It turns out it was a chap who disappeared in Mexico nearly a hundred years ago - fancy that!"

Mr Bierce is probably best known for the short story An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge, and for his satirical lexicon The Devil's Dictionary.

There seems to be no end in sight for poor Karen, who has been lumbered with all kinds of unexpected findings from underneath her son's bed over the past few months.

I wonder what or who will turn up there next.

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