domingo, 21 de febrero de 2010

Mystery visitor to Poe's grave a no-show

BALTIMORE — It is what Edgar Allan Poe might have called "a mystery all insoluble": Every year for the past six decades, a shadowy visitor would leave roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac on Poe's grave on the anniversary of the writer's birth. This year, on Tuesday, no one showed.

Did the mysterious "Poe toaster" meet his own mortal end? Will he be heard from nevermore? The visitor's absence only deepened the mystery over his identity. One possibility was a Baltimore poet and known prankster who died in his 60s last week. But there is little or no evidence to suggest he was the man. The Associated Press

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