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An Arrest

By Ambrose Bierce

Having murdered his brother-in-law, Orrin Mannering was a fugitive from justice. From the Dunham County jail, in Tennessee, where he had been confined to await his trial, he had escaped by knocking down his jailer with an iron bar, robbing him of his keys and, opening the outer door, walking out into the night. The jailer being unarmed, Mannering got no weapo...

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