An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

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Author: Ambrose Bierce
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,504 / 16 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,744
mnybks.net#: 1069

This short story was adapted for an episode of the television show The Twilight Zone which aired February 28, 1964

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of an imperious nature, which it is unnecessary to relate here, had prevented him from taking service with that gallant army which had fought the disastrous campaigns ending with the fall of Corinth, and he chafed under the inglorious restraint, longing for the release of his energies, the larger life of the soldier, the opportunity for distinction. That opportunity, he felt, would come, as it comes to all in wartime. Meanwhile he did what he could. No service was too humble for him to perform in the aid of the South, no adventure to perilous for him to undertake if consistent with the character of a civilian who was at heart a soldier, and who in good faith and without too much qualification assented to at least a part of the frankly villainous dictum that all is fair in love and war.

One evening while Fahrquhar and his wife were sitting on a rustic bench near the entrance to his grounds, a gray-clad soldier rode up to the gate and asked for a drink of water. Mrs. Fahrquhar was only too happy to serve

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