Summary and Analysis Chapters 20 and 21
Hemingway describes his work in a café, writing a story in the midst of the chaos of a business. He relies on luck, in this case his lucky rabbit’s foot. Some days the writing goes well, so well that he is actually drawn into the story he is creating. But on this occasion he is interrupted by someone (an unidentified person simply called Harold) whom he obviously does not care for. He admits that he has a short temper concerning interruptions of his work. He blatantly tells the intruder to get lost. Harold, however, does not get the “hint,” or even the outright command. Hemingway considers going to some other café, but he has set up shop in this one and does not like to start all over in a...
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