The Things They Carried
by Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried Stockings Summary
- Henry Dobbins is a good guy, but unsophisticated.
- He wears his girlfriend's pantyhose around his neck for luck.
- In Vietnam, people get superstitious, and Dobbins completely believes that the pantyhose give him good luck.
- Everyone else starts to believe too, because Dobbins never gets a scratch on him.
- Then his girlfriend dumps him.
- Dobbins keeps wearing the stockings for luck, though. He says that the magic didn't go away.
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