A Watcher By The Dead: Short Story

A Watcher By The Dead: Short Story

by Ambrose Bierce
     
 

In San Francisco, three physicians discuss man’s hereditary, and superstitious, fear of the dead. Dr. Mancher wonders if it is, indeed, universal. Dr. Helberson says it is; it is all a matter of circumstance. And what would happen if a man were locked up with a corpse overnight?

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In San Francisco, three physicians discuss man’s hereditary, and superstitious, fear of the dead. Dr. Mancher wonders if it is, indeed, universal. Dr. Helberson says it is; it is all a matter of circumstance. And what would happen if a man were locked up with a corpse overnight?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443438452
Publisher:
HarperCollins Canada
Publication date:
08/12/2014
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
25
File size:
200 KB

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Meet the Author

Ambrose Bierce was an American writer, critic and war veteran. Bierce fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War, eventually rising to the rank of brevet major before resigning from the Army following an 1866 expedition across the Great Plains. Bierce’s harrowing experiences during the Civil War, particularly those at the Battle of Shiloh, shaped a writing career that included editorials, novels, short stories and poetry. Among his most famous works are “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” “The Boarded Window,” “Chickamauga,” and What I Saw of Shiloh. While on a tour of Civil-War battlefields in 1913, Bierce is believed to have joined Pancho Villa’s army before disappearing in the chaos of the Mexican Revolution.

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