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Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Mystery Poe toaster fails to show again

By Washington Post editors

Quoth the Raven, nevermore?

For the second year in a row, the mystery Poe Toaster failed to show up at the grave of Edgar Allen Poe Wednesday morning, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Rob Carr, Associated Press

For nearly 60 years, the toaster would appear on Jan. 19, leave three red roses and a glass of cognac, then disappear. Speculation has raged for years over who the toaster might be, but his identity has never been confirmed.

Now the curator of the Poe House believes the tradition of the toaster may be dead.

By Washington Post editors  | January 19, 2011; 10:37 AM ET
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Well, the original toaster may have died, but that doesn't mean the tradition needs to die.

A bottle of cognac would certainly be easier to hide under a wool trench coat than a casque of amontillado, though.

Posted by: Darr247 | January 19, 2011 11:48 AM | Report abuse

His name was Edgar Allan (not Allen) Poe.

Posted by: rcc2 | January 19, 2011 7:37 PM | Report abuse

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