This is a story from the Chilling Ghost Stories collection.
A chilling collection of ghost stories containing Rats by MR James, The Raven and Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe, The Birthday of the Infanta by Oscar Wilde, A Tough Tussle by Ambrose Bierce and The Signalman by Charles Dickens. In Rats, Mr Thompson comes to regret his decision to investigate a locked room in a country inn, and in The Signalman, the subject of the story is haunted by ghostly appearances that always precede tragic events.
Creeping along a line of terror stretched between the supernatural and individual psychology, noted 19th-century journalist Ambrose Bierce explores the terror of a brave Union lieutenant. Anthony Donovan begins his narration of the short story, featuring a picket guard and a corpse that seems to inch ever closer, with a somber tone. But as the lieutenant’s panic increases, he infuses the storytelling with a tinge of hysteria, as the tale of fears created in the dim moonlit times of middle night builds to a climactic chill and haunting revelations of morning.
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