Ambush

by Anonymous

The story "Ambush" tells readers a story about a soldier named Tim O'Brien, in the Vietnam War whose daughter later wants to know if he had killed anyone. He lies to her; then he tells us he had killed an enemy soldier and then wished he had acted differently.


In the story, Tim O'Brien was puzzled when another soldier shook him awake for the final watch. He was lost and not sure about directions, groping for his helmet and weapon. After a while, a young Vietnamese man came out of the fog, carried his weapon in one hand, muzzle down, moving without any hurry up the center of the trail. He saw a short, slender young man of about twenty. He was afraid of the soldier or afraid of something and as he passed him, he threw a grenade that explode at his feet and killed him.

"Ambush" reminded me of the time when my country was attacked by the Taliban and the war started. As I remember, I used to walk through the mountains with my mother; I could hear the bombs, which were exploding all around. I was puzzled and didn?t know which direction I am going, as I saw the other people screaming and running toward the streets.

In "Ambush", the American soldier felt really lost and wasn't sure about what he has done to that young man. Sometimes he was forgiving himself and sometimes not. In the ordinary hours, when he was reading a newspaper or just sitting alone in a room, he will look up and seeing him in his imagination that the young man coming out of the morning fog.

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Mar 05, 2014
School
by: Anonymous

I'm doing a report on this story. La-dee-uncle-tom-da!

Nov 24, 2011
Ambush
by: Anonymous

How can you tell that the story is in the Vietnam War???

Oct 07, 2011
That's a cool story!
by: jessica

I think that the ambush is a cool story to read1 i mean its really cool! :)

Jun 10, 2011
ambush
by: Anonymous

I loved the story ambush. I found it cool. Does the author have any other stories. I actually want to be in the army when I'm older but only in the air tho.

Dec 14, 2010
Where is this story?
by: Justin

Where is this story at????????

Dec 07, 2010
Where Can you Find "AMBUSH" online?
by: lesley

What I would like to know is where can I read the story online? My daughter has to read it for school and we can't find it ANYWHERE!

May 12, 2009
Ambush
by: Nafis

The story "Ambush" tells readers a story (or a tale about a soldier named Tim O'Brien in the Vietnam War, whose daughter later wants to know if he had killed anyone. He lies to her; then he tells later telling us he had killed an enemy soldier and that he then wished he had acted differently.

In the story, Tim O'Brien was puzzled when another soldier shook him awake for the final watch. He was lost and not sure about directions had no sense of direction, groping for his helmet and weapon. After a while, a young Vietnamese man came out of the fog, carrying his weapon in one hand; muzzle down and moving without any hurry calmly into the center of the trail. He saw a short, slender young man of about twenty. He Tim was afraid of the soldier or afraid of something and as he the soldier passed him, he threw a grenade that exploded at his the man's feet and killed him.

"Ambush" reminded me of the time when my country was attacked by the Taliban and the war started. As I remember, I used to walk through the mountains with my mother; I could hear the bombs, which were exploding all around us. I was puzzled confused and did not know which direction I am was going, as I saw the other people screaming and running toward the streets.

In "Ambush", the American soldier felt really lost and wasn't sure about what he had done to that young man. Sometimes he forgave himself and sometimes not. In the ordinary hours, when he was reading a newspaper or just sitting alone in a room, he would look up and would see himself in his imagination with the young man coming out of the morning fog.

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