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by Ernest Hemingway

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What is the main conflict in the story "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway?

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The famous short story "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway takes place in a diner called Henry's Lunchroom. Two men in black overcoats walk in, order some food, and start questioning George, the man behind the counter, and Nick Adams, a customer. Eventually, they tie up Adams and the cook in the kitchen and tell George to turn away any customers that show up. The two men, Al and Max, explain that they are there to kill a regular customer named Ole Andreson as soon as he comes in for dinner. However, Andreson does not come and the killers leave. Adams goes over to the boarding house to warn Andreson, but Andreson says he is tired of running....

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