* Hemingway, the author and narrator, has a frustrating day because he has failed to find any kudu antelope.
* As he returns to camp, he meets Kandinsky, an Austrian man who already knows of Hemingway by reputation, and does not approve of his hunting.
* The author describes an analogy between hunting and the creative arts as he narrates his departure from Kandinsky.
* Kandinsky visits the author's camp and the two men discuss writing, American writing, as the author's wife Mama and his friend Colonel Phillips listen in.
* The author speaks at length about the merits and faults of American writing and of particular American writers.
* The next morning the author again hunts for kudu with M'cola, Charo, Mama, and Colonel Phillips but early on shoots some game birds which triggers laughter in M'cola.
* The author recounts a hunt that resulted in the death of a male...
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