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"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

Summary: In Ambrose Bierce's Civil War short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," southern planter Peyton Farquhar is captured by the Union Army while attempting to destroy a railroad bridge on behalf of the Confederate cause. In the final moments before he is to be hanged for this offense, he undergoes a series of hallucinations in which he escapes and journeys back to his home.
"An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge" is a story set in the Old South during the Civil War. It is a story about Peyton Fahrquhar, who is a wealthy southern planter who wants to help the Confederacy win the war. Peyton Fahrquhar develops a plan to destroy a railroad bridge at Owl Creek that is in possession of the Union Army. Unfortunately, Peyton Fahrquhar is captured while attempting to act out his plan and he finds himself about to be hanged from the very bridge that he was going to destroy. Without any emotion, the Sergeant steps off the plank. The plank tilts and Peyton Fahrquhar falls through the bride timbers.

The hallucinations begin as Peyton Fahrquhar stands on the bridge with the noose around his neck. Moments last forever as time is distorted. Even the loud ticking of a watch sounds like a...

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