One-minute review: On a ship, the Morrow, the narrator meets a beautiful woman sailing from
Seems Doyle and the beautiful woman lost with the Morrow were going to
The City of Prague is incapacitated and has to be towed to
The narrator notices that both the beautiful woman on the Morrow and Doyle, on the City of Prague, are reading the same book and have underlined the same passage: “To sundry it is given to be drawn away, and to be apart from the body for a season….”
Comment: Like O. Henry, Ambrose Bierce, known as “Bitter Bierce,” is a master of the surprise ending. He likes to tell ghost stories and stories of the Civil War. He composed a dictionary of ironic, pithy definitions that are very well worth reading. RayS.
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World’s Literature. Ed. Roger B. Goodman.