A woman named Jig and her unnamed boyfriend are waiting at a train station in Spain for their next train. In the distance, the hills in the valley are described as long and white.
The location of the train station—in the hot sun, with no shade and no trees—is in the middle of nowhere, in limbo between one place and another. This represents the limbo that Jig and her lover are facing. They are going nowhere in their relationship.
Jig compares the hills in the distance to white elephants....
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