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The Parenticide Club by Ambrose Bierce
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THE PARENTICIDE CLUB

by Ambrose Bierce




CONTENTS


My Favorite Murder
Oil of Dog
An Imperfect Conflagration
The Hypnotist




MY FAVORITE MURDER


Having murdered my mother under circumstances of singular atrocity, I
was arrested and put upon my trial, which lasted seven years. In
charging the jury, the judge of the Court of Acquittal remarked that
it was one of the most ghastly crimes that he had ever been called
upon to explain away.

At this, my attorney rose and said:

"May it please your Honor, crimes are ghastly or agreeable only by