In An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Confederate slave-owner Peyton Farquhar is caught by the Union Army and is about to be hanged off of a bridge for everything he has done in support of the South. Luckily for him, he manages to get his hands free, jump into the creek, and swim to safety, arriving home to find his wife waiting for him…or so he thinks. This short story, made famous by its twist ending, uses irony to explore the commonplace horrors of the Civil War.

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