Explain the interlocution between Nick Adams & Anderson in The Killers.

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Ole Anderson has pretty much given up. Nick at first feels silly telling him there were two guys in the restaurant looking to kill him. And while Nick is genuinely concerned for Ole, he is just as much totally bewildered by Ole's apathy, Al and Max's nonchalance and George's (and Sam's) indifference. All we know about Ole is that he's convinced he's done for, is tired of running, and just lacks the courage to go out and face what's coming to him: his death. That is disturbing enough, but the most disturbing part of this story is how every character (except Nick) just accepts that this is the way things are and that Ole's fate is just the way things are going to be.

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