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Unsere heutige Geschichte heißt:" A Horseman in the Sky." ( Ein Reiter im Himmel) Sie wurde von Ambrose Bierce geschrieben. Hier ist Roy Depew mit der Geschichte.

Erzähler: Carter Druse wurde in Virginia geboren. Er liebte seine Eltern, sein Zuhause und den Süden. Aber er liebte auch sein Land. Und im Herbst 1861, als die Vereinigten Staaten durch den schrecklichen Bürgerkrieg geteilt wurde, beschloss Carter Druse, ein Südstaatler, der Unionsarmee des Nordens beizutreten.

Eines Morgens beim Frühstück teilte er seine Entscheidung seinem Vater mit.

Der alte Mann schaute für einen Moment seinen einzigen Sohn an, zu geschockt um zu sprechen. Dann sagte er: "Von diesem Moment an bist du für den Süden ein Verräter. Bitte erzähle deiner Mutter nichts von deiner Entscheidung. Sie ist krank und wir beide wissen, sie hat nur noch wenige Wochen zu leben."

Carters Vater machte eine Pause und schaute wieder tief in die Augen seines Sohnes. " Carter," sagte er, " Ganz gleich, was geschieht -- sei dir sicher, dass du immer das tust, was du denkst, dass es deine Pflicht ist."

Beide, Carter Druse und sein Vater, verließen den Tisch an diesem Morgen mit gebrochenen Herzen. Und Carter verließ schon bald sein Zuhause und jeden, den er liebte, um die blaue Uniform der Union- Soldaten zu tragen.

An einem heiteren Nachmittag, ein paar Wochen später, lag Carter Druse mit seinem Gesicht im Dreck neben einer Straße. Er lag auf seinem Bauch, seine Arme hielten immer noch sein Gewehr. Carter würde keine Medaille für seine Taten bekommen. Wenn sein Kommandant ihn sehen sollte, würde er tatsächlich anordnen, Carter sofort zu erschießen.

Denn Carter war nicht tot oder verwundet. Er schlief während er im Dienst war..... Zum Glück, konnte ihn niemand sehen. Er war von einigen Büschen, die neben der Straße wuchsen, verdeckt.

Die Straße, die Carter Druse bewachen sollte, war nur ein paar Meilen von seinem Vaterhaus entfernt.

Sie begann in einem Wald, ging hinunter in das Tal und stieg an der Seite eines riesigen Felsens an. Jeder, der auf der Spitze dieses Felsens steht, würde hinunter in das Tal sehen können. Und diese Person würde sich sehr schwindelig fühlen, wenn sie hinunter schaute. ..., Wenn er einen Stein von der Kante dieses Kliffs fallen ließe, würde er sechshundert Meter fallen, bevor er im Wald in dem Tal darunter verschwand.

Riesige Felswände, wie die, auf der Carter lag, umschlossen das Tal. ...

Im Wald versteckt waren fünf Unions-Regimente, tausende von Carters Soldaten-Kameraden. Sie waren sechsunddreißig Stunden marschiert. ... Nun rasteten sie. Aber um Mitternacht würden sie die Straße auf die felsige Klippe hinaufklettern.

Ihr Plan war es, einen Überraschungsangriff auf eine Armee der Südstaatler zu führen, die auf der anderen Seite der Felswand lagerte. Aber, wenn ihr Feind etwas von der im Wald versteckten Unions-Armee erfahren würde, würden sich die Soldaten in einer Falle ohne Entkommen wiederfinden. Das war der Grund, weshalb Carter Druse hingeschickt wurde, um die Straße zu bewachen. ...

Es war seine Pflicht, sich zu vergewissern, dass kein feindlicher, in grau gekleideter Soldat das Tal bespitzeln würde, wo sich die Unions-Armee versteckte.

Aber Carter Druse war eingeschlafen. Plötzlich, als ob ein Schicksalsbote kam um ihn auf die Schulter zu tippen, öffnete der junge Mann die Augen. Als er seinen Kopf hob, sah er einen Mann auf einem Pferd auf der riesigen Felswand stehen, der in das Tal hinunter sah.

Der Reiter und sein Pferd standen so still, dass sie wie aus Stein gemacht schienen. Die graue Uniform des Mannes verschmolz mit dem blauen Himmel und den weißen Wolken hinter ihm. Er hielt ein Gewehr in seiner rechten Hand und die Zügel des Pferdes in der anderen.

Carter konnte das Gesicht des Mannes nicht sehen, weil der Reiter in das Tal hinunter sah. Aber der Mann und sein Pferd schienen von heroischem, beinahe gigantischem Ausmaß zu sein, wie sie dort reglos vor dem Himmel standen. Carter entdeckte, dass er sich sehr fürchtete, obwohl er wusste, dass der feindliche Soldat ihn, hinter den Büschen versteckt, nicht sehen konnte.

Plötzlich bewegte sich das Pferd und zog seinen Kopf von der Kante der Felswand zurück. Jetzt war Carter vollkommen wach. Er hob sein Gewehr und schob den Lauf durch die Büsche. Und er zielte auf das Herz des Reiters. Ein kleiner Druck auf den Abzug und Carter Druse würde seine Pflicht getan haben.

Nach diesem Moment drehte der Reiter seinen Kopf und sah in Carters Richtung. Er schien in Carters Gesicht zu schauen, in seine Augen, und tief in sein mutiges, großzügiges Herz.

Carters Gesicht wurde sehr weiß. Sein ganzer Körper begann zu zittern. Sein Hirn begann zu rasen und in seiner Fantasie wurden das Pferd und der Reiter schwarze Figuren, die sich in langsamen Kreisen auf und ab bewegten gegen den feurigen roten Himmel.

Carter zog nicht am Abzug. Statt dessen, ließ er sein Gewehr los und beugte sein Gesicht bis es wieder im Schmutz lag.

Mutig und stark wie er war, wurde Carter fast ohnmächtig von der Erschütterung darüber, was er gesehen hatte.

Ist es so furchtbar, einen Feind zu töten, der dich und deine Freunde töten könnte? Carter wusste, das dieser Mann aus dem Hinterhalt erschossen werden musste, ohne Warnung. Dieser Mann musste sterben ohne einen Moment, um seine Seele vorzubereiten; sogar ohne die Chance ein stilles Gebet zu sprechen.

Langsam begann sich eine Hoffnung in Carter Druses Vorstellung zu bilden. Vielleicht hatte der Südstaaten-Soldat die Truppen des Nordens nicht gesehen.

Vielleicht bewunderte er nur die Aussicht. Vielleicht würde er jetzt umdrehen und sorglos davon reiten.

Dann sah Carter in das so weit unten liegende Tal. Er sah eine Linie von Männern in blauen Uniformen und ihren Pferden, die langsam den Schutz des Waldes verließen. Ein närrischer Offizier der Union hatte seinen Soldaten erlaubt, ihre Pferde zum Trinken an einen kleinen Bach in der Nähe des Waldes zu bringen. Und da waren sie, in freier Sicht!

Carter Druse sah zurück zu dem Mann und dem Pferd, die sich dort gegen den Himmel abhoben. Erneut zielte er. Aber dieses mal richtete er sein Gewehr auf das Pferd. Worte rangen in seinem Kopf, die letzten Worte, die sein Vater je zu ihm gesprochen hatte: "Egal was passiert, sei sicher, dass du immer tust, was du für deine Pflicht hältst."

Carter Druse war ruhig als er den Abzug seines Gewehres zog.

In jenem Moment, schaute ein Unions-Offizier auf von seinem Versteck nahe dem Rand des Waldes. Seine Augen richteten sich auf die Spitze der Felswand die über das Tal schaute. Schon das Schauen auf die Spitze des gigantischen Felsens, so weit über ihm, ließ den Soldaten sich benommen fühlen.

Und dann sah der Offizier etwas, das sein Herz mit Entsetzen füllte. Ein Mann auf einem Pferd ritt herunter in das Tal...durch die Luft!

Der Reiter saß gerade in seinem Sattel. Sein Haar floss zurück und wehte im Wind. Seine linke Hand hielt die Zügel des Pferdes während seine rechte Hand in der Wolke der Mähne des Pferdes versteckt war. Das Pferd sah aus, als ob es über die Erde gallopierte. Sein Körper war stolz und edel.

Als der erschreckte Offizier der Union diesen Reiter im Himmel sah, glaubte er fast, er wäre Zeuge eines himmlischen Boten. Ein Bote, der gekommen war, um das Ende der Welt zu verkünden. Die Beine des Offiziers wurden weich und er fiel. In fast demselben Moment hörte er ein krachendes Geräusch in den Bäumen. Das Geräusch verstarb ohne Echo. Und alles war still.

Der Offizier kam, immer noch zitternd, auf seine Füße. Er ging zurück zu seinem Lager. Aber er sagte niemandem was er gesehen hatte. Er wusste, dass ihm niemals jemand glauben würde.

Bald nach dem Abfeuern seines Gewehrs, bekam Carter Druse Gesellschaft von einem Unions-Feldwebel. Carter drehte nicht seinen Kopf, als sich der Feldwebel neben ihn kniete.

"Hast du geschossen?" Der Feldwebel flüsterte.

"Ja."

"Auf was?"

"Ein Pferd. Es war auf dem Felsen. Ist nicht mehr da. Es ging über die Klippe." Carters Gesicht war weiß. Aber er zeigte kein anderes Zeichen eines Gefühls. Der Feldwebel verstand es nicht.

"Schau her, Druse," sagte er nach einem Moment der Stille. "Warum machst du daraus ein Mysterium. Ich befehle dir zu berichten. War da jemand auf dem Pferd?"

"Ja."

"Wer?"

"Mein Vater."

Ansager: Sie hörten die Geschichte mit dem Titel, "Ein Reiter im Himmel." Es wurde geschrieben von Ambrose Bierce und von Dona de Sanctis für Special English angepasst. Ihr Erzähler war Roy Depew.

Für VOA Special English, hier ist Shirley Griffith.
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Our story today is called, "A Horseman in the Sky."
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It was written by Ambrose Bierce.
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Here is Roy Depew with the story.
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Narrator: Carter Druse was born in Virginia.
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He loved his parents, his home and the south.
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But he loved his country, too.
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He told his father about his decision one morning at breakfast.
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The older man looked at his only son for a moment, too shocked to speak.
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Then he said, "As of this moment you are a traitor to the south.
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Please dont tell your mother about your decision.
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She is sick, and we both know she has only a few weeks to live."
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Carters father paused, again looking deep into his sons eyes.
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"Carter," he said, "No matter what happens -- be sure you always do what you think is your duty."
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Both Carter Druse and his father left the table that morning with broken hearts.
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And Carter soon left his home, and everyone he loved to wear the blue uniform of the Union soldier.
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He was on his stomach, his arms still holding his gun.
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Carter would not receive a medal for his actions.
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In fact, if his commanding officer were to see him, he would order Carter shot immediately.
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For Carter was not dead or wounded.
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He was sleeping while on duty.
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Fortunately, no one could see him.
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He was hidden by some bushes, growing by the side of the road.
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The road Carter Druse had been sent to guard was only a few miles from his fathers house.
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It began in a forest, down in the valley, and climbed up the side of a huge rock.
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Anyone standing on the top of this high rock would be able to see down into the valley.
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And that person would feel very dizzy, looking down.
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Giant cliffs, like the one Carter lay on, surrounded the valley.
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Hidden in the valleys forest were five union regiments -- thousands of Carters fellow soldiers.
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They had marched for thirty-six hours.
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Now they were resting.
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But at midnight they would climb that road up the rocky cliff.
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Their plan was to attack by surprise an army of southerners, camped on the other side of the cliff.
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That was why Carter Druse had been sent to guard the road.
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But Carter Druse had fallen asleep.
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The rider and his horse stood so still that they seemed made of stone.
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The mans gray uniform blended with the blue sky and the white clouds behind him.
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He held a gun in his right hand, and the horses reins in the other.
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Carter could not see the mans face, because the rider was looking down into the valley.
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Suddenly the horse moved, pulling back its head from the edge of the cliff.
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Carter was completely awake now.
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He raised his gun, pushing its barrel through the bushes.
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And he aimed for the horsemans heart.
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A small squeeze of the trigger, and Carter Druse would have done his duty.
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At that instant, the horseman turned his head and looked in Carters direction.
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He seemed to look at Carters face, into his eyes, and deep into his brave, generous heart.
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Carters face became very white.
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His entire body began shaking.
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Carter did not pull the trigger.
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Instead, he let go of his gun and slowly dropped his face until it rested again in the dirt.
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Brave and strong as he was, Carter almost fainted from the shock of what he had seen.
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Is it so terrible to kill an enemy who might kill you and your friends?
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Carter knew that this man must be shot from ambush -- without warning.
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Slowly, a hope began to form in Carter Druses mind.
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Perhaps the southern soldier had not seen the northern troops.
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Perhaps he was only admiring the view.
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Perhaps he would now turn and ride carelessly away.
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Then Carter looked down into the valley so far below.
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And there they were -- in plain sight!
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Carter Druse looked back to the man and horse standing there against the sky.
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Again he took aim.
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But this time he pointed his gun at the horse.
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Carter Druse was calm as he pulled the trigger of his gun.
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His eyes climbed to the top of the cliff that looked over the valley.
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Just looking at the top of the gigantic rock, so far above him, made the soldier feel dizzy.
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And then the officer saw something that filled his heart with horror.
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A man on a horse was riding down into the valley through the air!
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The rider sat straight in his saddle.
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His hair streamed back, waving in the wind.
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The horse looked as if it were galloping across the earth.
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Its body was proud and noble.
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A messenger who had come to announce the end of the world.
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The officers legs grew weak, and he fell.
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At almost the same instant, he heard a crashing sound in the trees.
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The sound died without an echo.
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And all was silent.
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The officer got to his feet, still shaking.
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He went back to his camp.
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But he didnt tell anyone what he had seen.
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He knew no one would ever believe him.
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Soon after firing his gun, Carter Druse was joined by a Union sergeant.
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Carter did not turn his head as the sergeant kneeled beside him.
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"Did you fire?"
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The sergeant whispered.
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"Yes."
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"At what?"
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"A horse.
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It was on that rock.
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Its not there now.
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It went over the cliff."
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Carters face was white.
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But he showed no other sign of emotion.
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The sergeant did not understand.
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"See here, Druse," he said, after a moments silence.
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"Why are you making this into a mystery.
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I order you to report.
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Was there anyone on the horse?"
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"Yes."
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"Who? "
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"My father."
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Announcer: You have heard the story called, "A Horseman in the Sky."
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It was written by Ambrose Bierce, and adapted for Special English by Dona de Sanctis.
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Your storyteller was Roy Depew.
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For VOA Special English, this is Shirley Griffith.
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Our story today is called, "A Horseman in the Sky." It was written by Ambrose Bierce. Here is Roy Depew with the story.

Narrator: Carter Druse was born in Virginia. He loved his parents, his home and the south. But he loved his country, too. And in the autumn of eighteen sixty-one, when the United States was divided by a terrible civil war, Carter Druse, a southerner, decided to join the Union Army of the north.

He told his father about his decision one morning at breakfast.

The older man looked at his only son for a moment, too shocked to speak. Then he said, "As of this moment you are a traitor to the south. Please dont tell your mother about your decision. She is sick, and we both know she has only a few weeks to live."

Carters father paused, again looking deep into his sons eyes. "Carter," he said, "No matter what happens -- be sure you always do what you think is your duty."

Both Carter Druse and his father left the table that morning with broken hearts. And Carter soon left his home, and everyone he loved to wear the blue uniform of the Union soldier.

One sunny afternoon, a few weeks later, Carter Druse lay with his face in the dirt by the side of a road. He was on his stomach, his arms still holding his gun. Carter would not receive a medal for his actions. In fact, if his commanding officer were to see him, he would order Carter shot immediately.

For Carter was not dead or wounded. He was sleeping while on duty. Fortunately, no one could see him. He was hidden by some bushes, growing by the side of the road.

The road Carter Druse had been sent to guard was only a few miles from his fathers house.

It began in a forest, down in the valley, and climbed up the side of a huge rock. Anyone standing on the top of this high rock would be able to see down into the valley. And that person would feel very dizzy, looking down. If he dropped a stone from the edge of this cliff, it would fall for six hundred meters before disappearing into the forest in the valley below.

Giant cliffs, like the one Carter lay on, surrounded the valley.

Hidden in the valleys forest were five union regiments -- thousands of Carters fellow soldiers. They had marched for thirty-six hours. Now they were resting. But at midnight they would climb that road up the rocky cliff.

Their plan was to attack by surprise an army of southerners, camped on the other side of the cliff. But if their enemy learned about the Union Army hiding in the forest, the soldiers would find themselves in a trap with no escape. That was why Carter Druse had been sent to guard the road.

It was his duty to be sure that no enemy soldier, dressed in gray, spied on the valley, where the union army was hiding.

But Carter Druse had fallen asleep. Suddenly, as if a messenger of fate came to touch him on the shoulder, the young man opened his eyes. As he lifted his head, he saw a man on horseback standing on the huge rocky cliff that looked down into the valley.

The rider and his horse stood so still that they seemed made of stone. The mans gray uniform blended with the blue sky and the white clouds behind him. He held a gun in his right hand, and the horses reins in the other.

Carter could not see the mans face, because the rider was looking down into the valley. But the man and his horse seemed to be of heroic, almost gigantic size, standing there motionless against the sky. Carter discovered he was very much afraid, even though he knew the enemy soldier could not see him hiding in the bushes.

Suddenly the horse moved, pulling back its head from the edge of the cliff. Carter was completely awake now. He raised his gun, pushing its barrel through the bushes. And he aimed for the horsemans heart. A small squeeze of the trigger, and Carter Druse would have done his duty.

At that instant, the horseman turned his head and looked in Carters direction. He seemed to look at Carters face, into his eyes, and deep into his brave, generous heart.

Carters face became very white. His entire body began shaking. His mind began to race, and in his fantasy, the horse and rider became black figures, rising and falling in slow circles against a fiery red sky.

Carter did not pull the trigger. Instead, he let go of his gun and slowly dropped his face until it rested again in the dirt.

Brave and strong as he was, Carter almost fainted from the shock of what he had seen.

Is it so terrible to kill an enemy who might kill you and your friends? Carter knew that this man must be shot from ambush -- without warning. This man must die without a moment to prepare his soul; without even the chance to say a silent prayer.

Slowly, a hope began to form in Carter Druses mind. Perhaps the southern soldier had not seen the northern troops.

Perhaps he was only admiring the view. Perhaps he would now turn and ride carelessly away.

Then Carter looked down into the valley so far below. He saw a line of men in blue uniforms and their horses, slowly leaving the protection of the forest. A foolish Union officer had permitted his soldiers to bring their horses to drink at a small stream near the forest. And there they were -- in plain sight!

Carter Druse looked back to the man and horse standing there against the sky. Again he took aim. But this time he pointed his gun at the horse. Words rang in his head -- the last words his father ever spoke to him: "No matter what happens, be sure you always do what you think is your duty."

Carter Druse was calm as he pulled the trigger of his gun.

At that moment, a Union officer happened to look up from his hiding place near the edge of the forest. His eyes climbed to the top of the cliff that looked over the valley. Just looking at the top of the gigantic rock, so far above him, made the soldier feel dizzy.

And then the officer saw something that filled his heart with horror. A man on a horse was riding down into the valley through the air!

The rider sat straight in his saddle. His hair streamed back, waving in the wind. His left hand held his horses reins while his right hand was hidden in the cloud of the horses mane. The horse looked as if it were galloping across the earth. Its body was proud and noble.

As the frightened Union officer watched this horseman in the sky, he almost believed he was witnessing a messenger from heaven. A messenger who had come to announce the end of the world. The officers legs grew weak, and he fell. At almost the same instant, he heard a crashing sound in the trees. The sound died without an echo. And all was silent.

The officer got to his feet, still shaking. He went back to his camp. But he didnt tell anyone what he had seen. He knew no one would ever believe him.

Soon after firing his gun, Carter Druse was joined by a Union sergeant. Carter did not turn his head as the sergeant kneeled beside him.

"Did you fire?" The sergeant whispered.

"Yes."

"At what?"

"A horse. It was on that rock. Its not there now. It went over the cliff." Carters face was white. But he showed no other sign of emotion. The sergeant did not understand.

"See here, Druse," he said, after a moments silence. "Why are you making this into a mystery. I order you to report. Was there anyone on the horse?"

"Yes."

"Who? "

"My father."

Announcer: You have heard the story called, "A Horseman in the Sky." It was written by Ambrose Bierce, and adapted for Special English by Dona de Sanctis. Your storyteller was Roy Depew.

For VOA Special English, this is Shirley Griffith.