A Horseman in the Sky

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"A Horseman in the Sky" is a short story by Ambrose Bierce.

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It is set during the American Civil War. The central character is a young Virginian, named Carter Druse, who decides to fight for the Union, betraying his state. He finds himself unavoidably having to kill a Confederate horseman spy, who is his father. The story cycles around the considerations and feelings of this young man. This is a story which talks about Carter's conflict with himself and reality.


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