Ambrose Bierce was an American writer who worked in the field of humourous and horror fiction. Nowadays Ambrose Bierce is considered to be the master of a short story. 'John Bartine's Watch' is a short horror story, centered around a misterious watch that terrifies its owner. John Bartine can look at them only after elveven o'clock, but not before that time as some incredible horror strikes him. One day he decides to share the story of his watch with his physician who sees all this only from the scientifuc point of view. Once this watch belonged to John Bartine's grandfather, a Tory, and Washington's enemy. What happened in the past, how did it affect the present, and why John Bartine is so terrified? Read 'John Bartine's Watch' and find out!