A Horseman In The Sky

Short Story
Author(s): Ambrose Bierce
Original Publish Date: Jul 08, 2014
Product Number: EB00422821
Released: Jul 08, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443438377
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On a warm afternoon in the fall of 1861 Carter Druse is on picket duty on top of a cliff overlooking a valley where five regiments of the Union army are resting. The enemy is near, and the Union force means to surprise them in the night unless â??accident or vigilanceâ? forewarns them.

Druse had been sleeping but wakes to see a man on a horse surveying the activity in the valley below. He sights his rifle, but hesitates when the rider turns and seems to look straight at him. In a crisis of conscience, Druse questions where his duty lies.

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