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In the story "Chickamauga" by Ambrose Bierce, what is ironic about what frightens the boy?  

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At the beginning of the short story "Chickamauga" by Ambrose Bierce, the little boy travels into the forest alone on an imaginary journey to vanquish his invisible foes using his mighty wooden sword. After crossing a shallow brook, the little boy advances from the bank of the creek, where he stands face-to-face with what Bierce describes as a "more formidable enemy," which ends up being a harmless rabbit. The rabbit frightens the boy, who quickly runs away and ends up falling asleep in a narrow space between two rocks.

As the boy sleeps, a violent battle takes place in the forest, and when he wakes up, the little boy sees hundreds of bloody, maimed soldiers...

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