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The Thoughtful Warden

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:

The Warden of a Penitentiary was one day putting locks on the doors of all the cells when a mechanic said to him:

“Those locks can all be opened from the inside–you are very imprudent.”

The Warden did not look up from his work, but said:

“If that is called imprudence, I wonder what would be called a thoughtful provision against the vicissitudes of fortune.



COMMENTS:

Sardonic. Cynical. Fun.


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