An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

By Ambrose Bierce, Ambrose Bierce

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The condemned man stands on a bridge, his hands bound behind his back. A noose is tied around his neck. In a moment he will meet his fate: DEATH BY HANGING. There is no escape. Or is there? Find out in . . . An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the The condemned man stands on a bridge, his hands...

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1996 by St. Petersburg

(first published 1890)

Edition Language
English

Quotes From "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

"He had power only to feel, and feeling was torment."
"It looked like diamonds, rubies, emeralds; he could think of nothing beautiful which it did not resemble."
"All that day he travelled, laying his course by the rounding sun. The forest seemed interminable; nowhere did he discover a break in it, not even a woodman's road. He had not known that he lived in so wild a region. There was something uncanny in the revelation."
"He dug his fingers into the sand, threw it over himself in handfuls and audibly blessed it. It looked like diamonds, rubies, emeralds; he could not think of nothing beautiful which it did not resemble."

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