In our special Christmas short story series, we're parcelling up two of our most popular short stories each day – one to read and one to listen to. Today …
• Listen to Colm Tóibín reading Music at Annahullian by Eugene McCabe
• Read Téa Obreht's story The Sentry
Téa Obreht's story a 10-year-old boy, Bojan, finds a dangerous solution to coping with the ferocious dog his soldier father has brought back from the front
The year Bojan turned 10, his father was assigned a sentry mastiff called Kaiser, and when his father came back from the front that summer, he brought the dog to live with them.
Full story at The Guardian.