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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (American Classic Literature)

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (American Classic Literature)

ISBN-13: 9781721194858
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce. "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" (1890) is a short story by the American writer and Civil War veteran Ambrose Bierce. Peyton Farquhar, a plantation owner in his mid-thirties, is being prepared for execution by hanging from an Alabama railroad bridge during the American Civil War. Six military men and a company of infantrymen are present, guarding the bridge and carrying out the sentence. Farquhar thinks of his wife and children and is then distracted by a noise that, to him, sounds like an unbearably loud clanging; it is actually the ticking of his watch. He considers the possibility of jumping off the bridge and swimming to safety if he can free his tied hands, but the soldiers drop him from the bridge before he can act on the idea.

  • | Author: Ambrose Bierce
  • | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • | Publication Date: Jun 15, 2018
  • | Number of Pages: 26 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1721194851
  • | ISBN-13: 9781721194858
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