Chapter 31 Summary

That night, their last night at the camp, Robert Jordan and Maria sleep together again. Maria tells him she is sore from their previous lovemaking and does not think she would now be “any good” to him. She thinks it might have something to do with the gang rapes she experienced while she was held hostage. Robert Jordan does not want to talk about it, and he thinks it is not a good sign for their last night that they cannot make love. He tells her it is good enough just to hold her, but he feels it is a lie told out of his disappointment.

Maria tells Robert Jordan of her fear of what will happen the next day. He says there is no reason to fear, that he has been in many situations worse than this—but this also is a...

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