Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. His creation is individualized by sardonic view of human nature and criticism. “A Vine on a House” is the mystical story about the strange old house, that stood empty about few years, and no one likely lived in it. Five years ago the house was last occupied by a family named Harding consisted of Robert Harding, his wife Matilda, her sister Miss Julia Went, and two young children. Robert Harding was a silent, cold-mannered man who had no friends. Once Mrs.Harding went to visit her mother in Iowa and did not came back; two years later, without selling his farm or removing the household goods, Harding, with the rest of the family, left the country and retained the house, that after a few months was covered by a long vine… What secret does the old house hide and where did Mrs. Harding go?