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Drabelle writes about all this, but only to brush it aside and insist that Bierce was some sort of morally rigorous truth teller.
So why did Bierce, finally, in 1896, become a populist champion?
At which Bierce dryly and justly remarked: "No—bring some thistles!"
Bierce can make us accept as valid and tragic events more odd than the one de Maupassant had to reject.
Naturally, Bierce carried his wit and humor into his immediate human relationships.
For Bierce carried into actual practice his convictions on ethical matters.
A partial answer to both questions is to be found in a certain discord between Bierce and his setting.