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What was Peyton's last thought and the main character's fate at the end of the story?

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jcliatt | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 2, 2008 at 3:40 AM via web

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What was Peyton's last thought and the main character's fate at the end of the story?

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 2, 2008 at 4:40 AM (Answer #1)

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Peyton's last thought was that he had arrived home to his wife and children. At that moment, Peyton's body reached the end of the rope, his neck was probably broken, and he was dead. He had imagined the rope breaking and his subsequent escape during the time it took when "the sergeant stepped aside" until he body fell and was hung at the end of a rope above the Owl Creek Bridge.

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