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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife" Summary & Analysis

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"The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife" Summary

Dick Bolton and his son have come to cut up driftwood for Dr. Adams, Nick's father. The wood they are collecting is made up of logs that have been abandoned by the logging company. Dr. Adams and Dick have an argument over the logs. Dick claims that they are stolen and therefore should not be gathered. Dr. Adams believes that Dick is trying to get out of paying his debt to him. Dr. Adams goes inside the house and talks to his wife while he cleans his gun. Then he goes out with his son, Nick, to hunt.

"The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife" Analysis

The contrast between Dr. Adams and his wife is shown in the way they care for their possessions. Dr. Adams has many unwrapped medical journals that...

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