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Aslan/Jill An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

AR 2. What does the captain's nod mean?

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Basically, the Captain's nod meant, "Let him go." It was the death nod.

"As these thoughts, which have here to be set down in words, were flashed into the doomed man's brain rather than evolved from it the captain nodded to the sergeant. The sergeant stepped aside."


An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge