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The Sniper - A Short Story by Liam O'Flaherty

First let's start by listening to episode 61 from Perfect English Podcast. You will listen to The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty and we will have questions about the story that you can think about, try to answer, and check your answers with the sample answers provided below.
Episode 61 - Listening - The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty Audio Podcast


The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty Full Text

The long June twilight faded into night. Dublin lay enveloped in darkness but for the dim light of the moon that shone through fleecy clouds, casting a pale light as of approaching dawn over the streets and the dark waters of the Liffey. Around the beleaguered Four Courts the heavy guns roared. Here and there through the city, machine guns and rifles broke the silence of the night, spasmodically, like dogs barking on lone farms. Republicans and Free Staters were waging civil war.

On a rooftop near O'Connell Bridge, a Republican sniper lay watching. Beside him lay his rifle and over his shoulder…