The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
How we cite our quotes:
"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.
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?