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At a glance:
- Author: Ernest Hemingway
- First Published: 1927
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: The Prohibition era
- Setting: Summit, Illinois
- Characters: Nick Adams, Ole Andreson, George, Sam, Al, Max
- Genres: Social realism, Short fiction
- Subjects: Maturation or coming of age, Violence, City life, Gangsters, Organized crime
- Locales: United States, North America, Summit, Illinois
The story begins abruptly with two gangsters, Al and Max, entering a small diner in the town of Summit, Illinois, near Chicago. They try to order dinner, but George, the counterman, tells them that the dinner menu will not be available until six o’clock. After asking for eggs with ham and bacon, the two gangsters order the only other customer in the place, Nick Adams, to go behind the counter with George. Next they ask who is in the kitchen, and they are told that the only other person there is Sam, the black cook. They tell George to have him come out. Al takes Nick...
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