"Bag O' Bones"
First published in Fables #11 (May 2003)
Reprinted in Fables: Storybook Love
Fables Deluxe Edition Vol. 2
Written by Bill Willingham
Pencilled by Bryan Talbot
Inked by Bryan Talbot
Lettered by Todd Klein
Colored by Daniel Vozzo
Assistant Editor Mariah Huehner
Editor Shelly Bond
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"Bag O' Bones" is the eleventh story in Fables.


"Bag O' Bones" is a standalone story about Jack Horner. It is set in the American Civil War. It involves Jack encountering a dying woman and offers to help her cheat death. 


During the Civil War, Jack finds himself in the swamp with an old man. Jack manages to get back his stuff after gambling with the man who really wanted his soul. Jack receives a magical bag that will never get full. He tests it with animals and then finally Death himself in order to have sex with a beautiful dying woman in a mansion. However when animals cannot be killed, and deceased mundies return from the graves, Jack releases Death. Rather than being angry with Jack, he thanks him for the day off and goes back to work. The dying woman gets another year to live, but it is likely that she was killed by Death sometime after.



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