A Single Shot
Ned fired the forbidden rifle just once, at a flickering shadow in the autumn moonlight. But someone -- a face, fleetingly seen staring at him from an attic window -- was watching.
And when a one-eyed cat turns up at an elderly neighbor's woodshed, Ned is caught in a web of guilt, fear, and shame that he cannot escape -- until another moonlit night, come spring, brings redemption and surprising revelations.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - electrascaife - LibraryThing
A quiet but powerful story of a boy who gets an air gun for his birthday, possibly accidentally (or not) injures a cat with it, and then spends the winter months doing his own private penance for it ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - skstiles612 - LibraryThing
For his 11th birthday Ned's uncle gives him a Daisy air-rifle. Ned's father, a preacher, doesn't approve of the gun and puts it away in the attic until Ned turns 14. Ned has always been respectful to ... Read full review