ISLAND IN THE SAND

Part XVII

  They all agreed on two things about the newfound rifles. They were too loud and shooting them hurt the shoulder, and sometimes the hand, of the person shooting them. Some sort of ear plugs would help with the sound, but there was little to be done about the mechanical reaction the gun…

 

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