In this story taken from Joyce’s first book, a collection of short stories called ‘Dubliners’, the reader gets an understanding of two young men who are not as respectable as they should be. Trading on girls’ feelings, they enjoy themselves at their expense and seem to have no conscience about doing so. A piece that is as Irish as it could possibly be (2,800 words).
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