Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
I had retreated from politics, but when asked to debate [Douglas] on the issue, I could not refuse. Those ghostly faces would not permit me to. (9.26)
I had felt this, even as a child—the sense that I had been placed on a long, straight stretch of river from which there could be no deviation. Carried ever faster by the current... surrounded by wilderness on both sides... destined to collide with some unseen object far, far downstream. (9.59)
"Sic semper tyrann—"
The last word was cut off by the sound of the shot.
Abe awoke with a start. (10.42-44)