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The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

by Ernest Hemingway

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He knew about that, about motorcycles-that was earliest-about motor cars, about duck-shooting, about fishing, trout, salmon and big-sea, about sex in books, many books, too many books, about all court games, about dogs, not much about horses, about hanging on to his money, about most of the other things his world dealt in, and about his wife not leaving him. (3.17)

Macomber has always found security in knowing certain things: that his wife is a knockout, that he's rich, that he knows what someone of his social status should know. Everything, that is, except how to hunt.

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