The Sniper

Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the St. Martin's Press edition of The Sniper published in 1999.
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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.

Page Number: 96
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His face was the face of a student, thin and ascetic, but his eyes had the cold gleam of the fanatic. They were deep and thoughtful, the eyes of a man who is used to looking at death.

Page Number: 96
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The sniper thought the noise would wake the dead.

Related Characters: Republican Sniper, Enemy Sniper
Page Number: 97
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The Republican sniper smiled and lifted his revolver above the edge of the parapet...his hand trembled with eagerness.

Related Characters: Republican Sniper, Enemy Sniper
Page Number: 98
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Then when the smoke cleared, he peered across and uttered a cry of joy. His enemy had been hit.

Related Characters: Republican Sniper, Enemy Sniper
Page Number: 98
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The body turned over and over in space and hit the ground with a dull thud. Then it lay still.

Related Characters: Enemy Sniper
Page Number: 98
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The lust of battle died in him. He became bitten by remorse…he revolted from the sight of the shattered mass of his dead enemy. His teeth chattered, he began to gibber to himself, cursing the war, cursing himself, cursing everybody.

Related Characters: Republican Sniper
Page Number: 98
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He felt a sudden curiosity as to the identity of the enemy sniper whom he had killed…Perhaps he had been in his own company before the split in the army.

Related Characters: Republican Sniper, Enemy Sniper
Page Number: 99
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Then the sniper turned over the dead body and looked into his brother’s face.

Related Characters: Republican Sniper, Enemy Sniper
Related Symbols: The Brother
Page Number: 99
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