By Ambrose Bierce
"An prevalence at Owl Creek Bridge" (sometimes referred to as "An Incident at Owl Creek Bridge") is a recognized brief tale by means of Ambrose Bierce. It was once initially released in 1890, and primary anthologized in Bierce's 1891 assortment, stories of squaddies and Civilians. the tale is legendary for its abnormal time series and twist ending.
Set in the course of the American Civil battle, "An prevalence at Owl Creek Bridge" is the tale of Peyton Farquhar, a accomplice sympathizer condemned to die by means of placing upon the Owl Creek Bridge of the identify. the most personality reveals himself already sure on the bridge's side firstly of the tale. it truly is later published disguised Union scout enlisted him to aim to demolish the bridge, and therefore he was once stuck within the act. (Quote from wikipedia.org)
About the Author
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 - 1914)
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (24 June 1842 - 1914) used to be an American editorialist, journalist, short-story author and satirist, this day most sensible recognized for his An incidence at Owl Creek Bridge and The Devil's Dictionary.
His darkish, sardonic perspectives and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce". Such was once his acceptance that it used to be stated his judgment on any piece of prose or poetry can make or holiday a writer's occupation. one of the more youthful writers whom he inspired have been the poet George Sterling and the fiction author W. C. Morrow. (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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Suddenly he felt himself whirled round and round—spinning like a top. The water, the banks, the forests, the now distant bridge, fort and men, all were commingled and blurred. Objects were represented by their colors only; circular horizontal streaks of color—that was all he saw. He had been caught in a vortex and was being whirled on with a velocity of advance and gyration that made him giddy and sick. In few moments he was flung upon the gravel at the foot of the left bank of the stream—the southern bank—and behind a projecting point which concealed him from his enemies.
I must keep my eye upon the gun; the smoke will apprise me—the report arrives too late; it lags behind the missile. " Suddenly he felt himself whirled round and round—spinning like a top. The water, the banks, the forests, the now distant bridge, fort and men, all were commingled and blurred. Objects were represented by their colors only; circular horizontal streaks of color—that was all he saw. He had been caught in a vortex and was being whirled on with a velocity of advance and gyration that made him giddy and sick.
Some loose boards laid upon the ties supporting the rails of the railway supplied a footing for him and his executioners—two private soldiers of the Federal army, directed by a sergeant who in civil life may have been a deputy sheriff. At a short remove upon the same temporary platform was an officer in the uniform of his rank, armed. He was a captain. A sentinel at each end of the bridge stood with his rifle in the position known as "support," that is to say, vertical in front of the left shoulder, the hammer resting on the forearm thrown straight across the chest—a formal and unnatural position, enforcing an erect carriage of the body.
An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge (Forgotten Books) by Ambrose Bierce