Summary and Analysis Chapters 26 and 27
Hemingway gives a presentation of his son, “Bumpy,” who was born during the Paris years. Hemingway took Bumpy with him to the cafés while he wrote. When he and Hadley went to Schruns in Austria, Bumpy went along, but he was left behind when his parents went to Spain. At that time, he would stay with the servant and her husband, whom he called “Touton.” Touton had been an officer in the French army and played a large part in Bumpy’s formative years.
Often, however, Hemingway would take him to the café where he did his writing, where the child kept quiet and observed the people as they passed. He spoke fluent French and had great depths of insight into the people he saw. He...
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