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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

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It was written by Ambrose Bierce. His full name was Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce and he was born on 24 June 1842, in Meigs County, Ohio, United States. He was a successful American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer, and satirist. He is also known for popular shows including Nightmare Classics, and The Damned Thing.

An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge PDF – Plot

  • Peyton Farquhar, a civilian who is also a wealthy planter and slave owner, 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. In a flashback, Farquhar and his wife are relaxing at home one evening when a soldier dressed in Confederate gray rides up to the gate.
  • Farquhar, a supporter of the Confederacy, learns from him that Union troops have seized the Owl Creek railroad bridge and repaired it. The soldier suggests that Farquhar might be able to burn the bridge down if he can slip past its guards.
  • He then leaves but doubles back after nightfall to return north the way he came. The soldier is actually a disguised Union scout who has lured Farquhar into a trap as any civilian caught interfering with the railroads will be hanged. The story returns to the present, and the rope around Farquhar’s neck breaks when he falls from the bridge into the creek.
  • He frees his hands, pulls the noose away, and rises to the surface to begin his escape. His senses now greatly sharpened, he dives and swims downstream to avoid rifle and cannon fire. Once he is out of range, he leaves the creek to begin the journey to his home, 30 miles (48 km) away. Farquhar walks all day long through a seemingly endless forest, and that night he begins to hallucinate, seeing strange constellations and hearing whispered voices in an unknown language.
  • He travels on, urged by the thought of his wife and children despite the pains caused by his ordeal. The next morning, after having apparently fallen asleep while walking, he finds himself at the gate to his plantation. He rushes to embrace his wife, but before he can do so, he feels a heavy blow upon the back of his neck; there is a loud noise and a flash of white, and “then all is darkness and silence”.
  • It is revealed that Farquhar never escaped at all; he imagined the entire third part of the story during the time between falling through the bridge and the noose breaking his neck.

About the Author of An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge PDF

Born Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce
June 24, 1842
Meigs County, Ohio, United States
Died Lost/c. 1914 (aged 71–72);
Unknown
Occupation Soldier · Journalist · Writer
Genres Satire, journalism, short story, horror fiction, war fiction, fantasy, science fiction, western, memoir, humor, literary criticism, poetry
Literary movement Realism
Notable works “Chickamauga”
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”
“The Death of Halpin Frayser”
“The Moonlit Road”
The Devil’s Dictionary
Tales of Soldiers and Civilians
Spouse Mary Ellen “Mollie” Day (m. 1871; div. 1904)​
Children Raymond Day (1872–1889)
Leigh (1874–1901)
Helen (1875–1940)
Signature
Military career
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1861–1866
Rank  First lieutenant
Unit 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War: Battle of Philippi (West Virginia), Battle of Laurel Mountain, Battle of Rich Mountain, Battle of Corrick’s Ford, Battle of Cheat Mountain, Battle of Greenbrier River, Battle of Camp Allegheny, Battle of Shiloh, Siege of Corinth, Battle of Perryville, Battle of Stones River, Battle of Chickamauga, Chattanooga Campaign, Battle of Lookout Mountain, Battle of Missionary Ridge, Battle of Resaca, Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta Campaign, Battle of Jonesborough, Battle of Franklin (1864), Battle of Nashville

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