The lady had now brought the water, which the soldier drank. He thanked her ceremoniously, bowed to her husband and rode away. A
n hour later, after nightfall, he repassed the plantation, going northward in the direction from which he had come. He was a Federal scout. Based on the excerpt, which is the most reasonable plot prediction?
The story set during the American Civil War. The reader knows from the excerpt that this soldier is a Federal Scout who disguised himself. However, Farquhar doesn't know this fact. He is lured by this soldier into a trap which the soldier asks him a favor about burning the bridge.