Vanished Without a Trace

Ambrose Bierce, 1892

On this date in 1913, Ambrose Bierce writes to a friend, “As to me, I leave here tomorrow for an unknown destination.” Bierce vanished without a trace, thus becoming one of the most famous disappearances in American literary history. Bierce wrote “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” and The Devil’s Dictionary, a satirical “reference” book that included reinterpretations of the English language.

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