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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
by Ambrose Bierce
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Doubtless, despite his suffering, he had fallen asleep while walking, for now he sees another scene—perhaps he has merely recovered from a delirium. He stands at the gate of his own home. All is as he left it, and all bright and beautiful in the morning sunshine. He must have traveled the entire night. (3.19)

As the story and Farquhar's life draw to a close, Farquhar's perception of time becomes less and less coherent. The verb tense's shift to present tense underscores the uncertain nature of time.

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