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By Ambrose Bierce ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) Creative Commons Photo by Mattinbgn A man stood on a railroad bridge in Alabama. He was... The Bridge

By Ambrose Bierce
ReadOasis Step 2
(Part 1)

Creative Commons Photo by Mattinbgn

A man stood on a railroad bridge in Alabama. He was looking down into the swift waters of the Owl Creek River below. The man's hands were tied behind his back. There was a rope around his neck. The rope was tied to part of the bridge above him. Three soldiers of the northern army stood near the prisoner. They were waiting for their captain's orders to hang him.

Everybody was ready. The prisoner stood quietly. His ...

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