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As he is about to clasp her he feels a stunning blow upon the back of the neck; a blinding white light blazes all about him with a sound like the shock of a cannon -- then all is darkness and silence!

Peyton Farquhar was dead; his body, with a broken neck, swung gently from side to side beneath the timbers of the Owl Creek bridge. (3.19-20)

Despite the unknown and sometimes heavenly terrain Farquhar journeys through, all is darkness when he dies and all that remains is his corpse.

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