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A Horseman In The Sky

Auhtor: Ambrose Bierce

Language: english

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Review by Stephen M. Charme, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Horseman In The Sky':

... to be dead. He was asleep at his post of duty. But if detected he would be dead shortly afterward, that being the just and legal penalty of his crime. ...
... cliff. Had he been awake he would have commanded a view, not only of the short arm of the road and the jutting rock but of the entire profile of the ...
... savage scene, and through which the road had somehow made its climb to the summit. The configuration of the valley, indeed, was such that from out point ...
... case of failure their position would be perilous in the extreme and fail they surely would should accident or vigilance apprise the enemy of the movement. ...
... duty. Virginia, to which you are a traitor, must get on without you. Should we both live to the end of the war, we will speak further of the matter. ...
... of his childhood to go soldiering. By conscience and courage, by deeds of devotion and daring, he soon commended himself to his fellows and his officers ...
... has recalled. He quietly raised his forehead from his arm and looked between the masking stems of the laurels, instinctively closing his right hand about ...
... turned slightly to the left, showed only an outline of temple and beard he was looking downward to the bottom of the valley. Magnified by its lift against ...
... of a near enemy, the group appeared of heroic, almost colossal, size. For an instant Druse had a strange, half-defined feeling that ...
... who has surprised a secret vital to the safety of oneself and comrades-an enemy more formidable for his knowledge than all his army for its numbers? ...
... his forefinger sought the trigger mind, heart, and eyes were clear, conscience and reason sound. He could not hope to capture that enemy to alarm ...
... was permitting the soldiers of his escort to water their beasts in the open, in plain view from a hundred summits! Druse withdrew his ...
... were firmly but not rigidly closed his nerves were as tranquil as a sleeping babe's-not a tremor affected any muscle of his body his breathing, ...
... a point half of the way down, and of distant hills hardly less blue thence to the tops of the trees at its base. Lifting his eyes to the dizzy altitude ...
... was a flight! Filled with amazement and terror by this apparition of a horseman in the sky-half believing himself the chosen scribe of ...
... he returned to camp. This officer was a wise man he knew better than to tell an incredible truth. He said nothing of what he had seen. But ...
... Did you fire? the sergeant whispered. Yes. At what? A horse. It was standing on yonder rock-pretty far out. ...
... A. Lion and mouse.-Poe, E. A. The black cat.Ambrose Bierce : A Jug Of SirupWilliam Ambrose Bebb (4 July 1894 ? 27 April 1955) was ...
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