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The Sun Also Rises

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Book II, Chapter 9 Summary

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Last Updated April 14, 2023.

After the boxing match, Robert sends Jake a message saying he will join them on their fishing excursion. Jake responds by sending him a message asking him to meet them in Bayonne. Later, when Jake meets up with Mike and Brett, they express their desire to ago to Spain.

Mike departs, leaving Jake and Brett at the bar. After Mike's departure, Brett asks about Robert's plan to join them in Spain. Brett expresses concern and tells Jake about her past experience with Robert in San Sebastian. Brett tells Jake that Robert was boring on the previous trip and that it will be difficult for him to see her in Spain with Mike.

They all make plans to meet in Pamplona. Bill and Jake traveled by train and sat with other Americans. While waiting for their turn to enter the dining car, they had sandwiches and admired the beautiful scenery. Upon arriving at Bayonne, they were greeted by Robert.

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