Bierce’s anonymous storyteller introduces us to an old man living alone, mixing with no-one, and uncovers the terrible tragedy in his past that has turned his dreams to dust. Bierce is a master of the very short story and, in few words, can create an atmosphere and tell a tale that comes back to us again and again, but we never realise this till the final sentences (1,350 words).
Illustrated English short stories at 5 levels with glossaries and audio. Reading and listening practice for English learners.
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