SILENCE……

It’s only 30 seconds, but it’s a deep profound silence… and it seems like a lifetime.

And then suddenly – shockingly – four sounds, each following the other:

The first sound, a loud strident human voice, shouting, “Fire!”

The next sound, the piercing report of the rifles, “Bang!”

Then, the sound of echoes, rolling over the green vistas, reverberating back and forth,

“bang….bang….bang”

The final sound, the sharp clicking of the rifles, “Click…click…click”

It happens three times:

Fire!             Bang!….bang….bang….bang               Click…click…click

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Fire!             Bang!….bang….bang….bang               Click…click…click

silence

Fire!             Bang!….bang….bang….bang               Click…click…click

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Then, again, the sound of silence…   This time it seems like three lifetimes.

I will never forget these sounds!

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