Chapter 8 Summary

During the night Robert Jordan wakes up to feel Maria beside him. However, when he awakens in the morning she is gone. He sees Pablo come out of the woods, probably checking on the horses. He sleeps some more until he hears airplanes flying overhead. He sees many planes flying in groups of three. Pablo and Rafael stand at the entrance to the cave, watching the planes pass. Robert Jordan knows that the pilots can probably see the horses if they look.

Robert Jordan gets dressed then slips along the tall rocks to reach the cave entrance. He asks Pablo if planes have flown over this location before; Pablo says there have never been this many. Robert Jordan knows this means the situation is bad. He times them to see in what...

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