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The Power of the Scalawag

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The Power of the Scalawag

by Ambrose Bierce

Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy
Setting: America, Fantasy
Format of Original Source: Fable
Recommended Adaptation Length: 10 Minutes

Candidate for Adaptation? Promising

EXCERPT:

A Forestry Commissioner had just felled a giant tree when, seeing an honest man approaching, he dropped his axe and fled. The next day when he cautiously returned to get his axe, he found the following lines pencilled on the stump:

“What nature reared by centuries of toil, A scalawag in half a day can spoil; An equal fate for him may Heaven provide- Damned in the moment of his tallest pride.



COMMENTS:

Sardonic. Cynical. Fun.


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