For Whom the Bell Tolls Chapter 5
Robert Jordan inhales the clear mountain air contrasting with the heavy tobacco and cooking smells inside, where the gypsy sings, making fun of Cataláns (northeasterners). He asks Robert Jordan why he did not kill Pablo; they were expecting it. Robert Jordan finds the idea repugnant. He tells him to do it before it becomes too difficult: to take advantage of the quiet, or to provoke him. Pablo enters, and tells Robert Jordan to disregard his woman; she is good and loyal to the Republic. Robert Jordan trusts the woman, but does not know how she would react. He knows it is bad for a stranger to kill where he must work. He sees Pablo talking to the horses and he decides not to kill him.