"The Night the Bed Fell" is a short story written by the American author James Thurber. The story is a brief account of events that occurred in Thurber's house in Columbus, Ohio.
James Thurber (1894 to 1961) was an American author, cartoonist, playwright and journalist. Thurber was well known for his cartoons and short stories, which were frequently published in The New Yorker. Thurber's classics include "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," "The Catbird Seat," "A Couple of Hamburgers," "The Greatest Man in the World," "If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox," "The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze," "The White Deer," "The 13 Clocks" and "The Wonderful O."