The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky

November 16, 2023

“The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky” by Stephen Crane is a short story set in the Old West. It follows a newlywed couple, Jack Potter and his wife, as they return to Yellow Sky. The town sheriff, Scratchy Wilson, hears about Jack’s marriage and becomes agitated. However, when they meet, Scratchy is unsure how to react, leading to a surprising and somewhat humorous resolution. The story explores themes of change, tradition, and the unpredictability of human behavior.