Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after . . .    Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after . . .

        Alice in Wonderland Clip Art Alice in Wonderland Fairy Tale

Fairy Tales :
Fairy Tales & Fables
Traditional Fairy Tales
Grimm's Fairy Tales - 1
Grimm's Fairy Tales - 2
Hans Christian Andersen
Quotes from Fairy Tales
Fables :
Aesop's Fables - 1  
Aesop's Fables - 2
Stories :
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland Art
Through the Looking Glass
Nursery Rhymes :

Nursery Rhymes - 1

Nursery Rhymes - 2

Nursery Rhymes - 3

Nursery Rhymes - 4

Nursery Rhymes - 5

Nursery Rhymes - 6

Nursery Rhymes - 7

Nursery Rhymes - 8

Nursery Rhymes - 9

Nursery Rhymes - 10

Nursery Rhymes - 11

Nursery Rhymes - 12

Nursery Rhymes - 13

Nursery Rhymes - 14

Nursery Rhymes - 15

Adult Fairy Tales :

Ambrose Bierce - 1

Ambrose Bierce - 2

Great Sites :

Fun & Games

Advertise Here


Best Baby Names

Christmas Jokes

College Humor

Complete Nonsense

Fairy Tales

Famous Poems

Famous Quotes


Framed Posters

Free Diet Plans

Free Song Lyrics

Free View Webcams

Friendship Quotes

Funny Cat Pictures

Funny Cats

Funny Jokes

Funny Jokes Online

Funny Pictures

Funny Poems

Funny Quotes

Ghost Pictures

Ghost Stories


Healthy Recipes

Humorous Scripts

Humor Posters

Inspirational Poems

Insult Generator

Knock Knock Jokes

Limerick Poems


Love Poems

Fantasy Books


Model Posters

Movie Posters

Names Meanings

Rabbie Burns

Not Mensa



Poker Articles


Quotations Online

Random Words

Riddles Online

Odd Jokes


Sports Posters

Duck Webcam

Strange Laws

Stupid Laws

Tongue Twisters

Top 100 Baby Names

Webmaster Articles

Weird Facts

Weird Websites


Work From Home

Worst City

Worst Jobs

Worst Jokes

Top Sites

Fairy-Tales.biz . . . for fairy tales and fables . . .

Funny Fairy Tales by Ambrose Bierce

The Poet and the Editor

'MY dear sir,' said the editor to the man, who had called to see
about his poem, 'I regret to say that owing to an unfortunate
altercation in this office the greater part of your manuscript is
illegible; a bottle of ink was upset upon it, blotting out all but
the first line - that is to say - '

''The autumn leaves were falling, falling.'

'Unluckily, not having read the poem, I was unable to supply the
incidents that followed; otherwise we could have given them in our
own words. If the news is not stale, and has not already appeared
in the other papers, perhaps you will kindly relate what occurred,
while I make notes of it.

''The autumn leaves were falling, falling,'

'Go on.'

'What!' said the poet, 'do you expect me to reproduce the entire
poem from memory?'

'Only the substance of it - just the leading facts. We will add
whatever is necessary in the way of amplification and
embellishment. It will detain you but a moment.

''The autumn leaves were falling, falling - '

'Now, then.'

There was a sound of a slow getting up and going away. The
chronicler of passing events sat through it, motionless, with
suspended pen; and when the movement was complete Poesy was
represented in that place by nothing but a warm spot on the wooden

<-- Previous     |     Next -->

<< If you like The Poet and the Editor check out our other fabulous fairy tales.>>

More Fairy Tales

. . . wishing you a happy ever after . . .
Wonderland :



Website Design Copyright 2009 by Weird-Websites.info