A Farewell to Arms Chapter 24
They go out to the carriages and Fred sends Catherine off to the hospital. He gets in his own carriage and goes to the train. At the train station, a captain with a scar is upset that Fred tried to have a seat saved, while he waited two hours only to stand.
"I watched his face and could feel the whole compartment against me. I did not blame them. He was in the right. But I wanted the seat. Still no one said anything." Chapter 24, pg. 158
Everything is very tense. Eventually, Fred gives in and sits on the floor. The porter feels bad, but he tells him that it is all right. Fred lies down on the floor and sleeps as the towns pass by.