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Quote #4

"Wait here for me. I forgot something. I won't be a minute." She was more than a minute. (15)

The narration again seems to be under Walter's influence – it is Walter who emphasizes the difference between what Mrs. Mitty says and what she does.

Quote #5

Then, with that faint, fleeting smile playing about his lips, he faced the firing squad; erect and motionless, proud and disdainful, Walter Mitty the Undefeated, inscrutable to the last. (15)

Does Walter end the story on a note of victory, or of defeat?

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