For Whom the Bell Tolls Chapter 40
Andrés and the suspicious man at the post go to battalion headquarters and meet commander Gomez, who is chummy with Andrés because he wanted to be a guerrilla. They go to brigade headquarters, where Gomez bickers about politics with the officer. Gomez says conservative professionals like him make the army rotten. Lt. Col. Miranda asks Andrés about life in the hills and is surprised to hear that there is an American in the war. He gives a message for Golz and offers them liquor. He has met Andrés before and asks about Anselmo. They leave and he says he is glad it is Golz and not him.