BC: The End
FC: The Marine Scout Sniper By:Blake Harvey Honors English 1 2nd period
1: This story is about a time during WWII when two snipers go head to head. Before marines go anywhere, they all have to go through basic training. During the 1940's there was a critical need for snipers. There was a war going on in Dublin, Ireland. Most recruits at Paris Island, South Carolina were going through sniper school.
2: Basic training was hard for some of the recruits. There were a few who didn’t meet the standards, and were sent home. | The time came when the marines finally had enough snipers. They only had a little bit of time to tell their families bye. A lot of them were praying not to see their brother or sister on with the enemy's side. One side of the war was Republicans, and on the other side were Free Staters. The Republicans wanted all Ireland to become a Republic. The Free-Staters wanted the English to rule six continents in the northern province of Ulster
3: When everything was ready, the marines loaded up the aircraft carriers and took off for Dublin, Ireland. It was a long flight over there. When the marines landed, they unloaded the plane. The war was far from where they landed.
4: Two of the marines were sent to go patrol the camp. Neither one came back to reports in. The Captain started to worry. | He then sent out another group. Within a few mintues they came back with two dead bodies. Heavy guns were roaring around the beleaguered Four Courts | Rifle fire broke the moments of science throughout the night.There was a Republican sniper on top of the O'Connel Bridge
5: The Republican soldier had been urging for a cigarette the whole night. He knew the risk of stroking his match. The next minute could have been his last. He took one puff and the next second a bullet buzzed right by his head. He took another puff and quickly crawled over.
6: He cautiously peeked over the rail. Suddenly, he saw a flash, and then a bullet buzzed over his head. The Republican sniper tried to see where the bullet was coming from. His enemy was undercover; he couldnt anything. An armored car came quickly up the bridge, and then slowed down. An elderly woman started to talk to the machine gunner. She started to point at the roof. The machine gunner then opened fire. The sniper quickly shot the gunner and the elderly woman. The other sniper then shot at the Republican one.
7: The Republican sniper bent down to get his rife, and realized he was shot. The blood was oozing from his coat sleeve. | The bullet was lodged into his bone. He then poured some iodine into the gaping wound and, then he wrapped the dressing around it. The pain was unbearable for him, but he was able to overcome the pain. He layed there thinking of a plan to escape. He must kill his enemy before the morning. The only option was his pistol.
8: He then thought of a plan. The Republican sniper took off his cap, and placed it on his rifle barrel. Immediately after he pushed his rifle in the air a bullet hit the cap dead in the center. The sniper then dropped the rifle over the ledge. Once he saw the sniper dancing around he took a shot with his revolver. He saw the other sniper fall to the ground after the smoke from the pistol cleared.
9: He then started to curse the war, cursing himself, and cursing everybody. He took at his revolver, and then threw it on the ground. The revolver then went off and almost shot the snipers head off. The frightened sound shocked him. He then laughed as the fear left his mind. The snipers curiosity started to kick in. | He was really anxious to find out who he shot. Machine gun bulllets buzzes by him as he ran toward the dead body He very lucky to escape them. He then went to turn over his dads body. The son was so full of grief, he pulled out his revolver and shot himself.
10: This story had lots of suspense in it. The first thing I suspected, was that the machine gun would kill the sniper. I would always think that the sniper was going to get shot evertime i read over the word bullet.
11: In the story there was a lot of conflict. The Republican sniper had conflict with the other sniper. He also has clonflict with himself. There are many ways the writer makes you think about how they resolve the conflict.