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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "The Three-Day Blow" Summary & Analysis

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"The Three-Day Blow" Summary

During a long rainstorm, Bill and Nick spend time at Bill's house. They discuss baseball and the few books that they have both read. They drink whiskey and water and talk about their fathers and their fathers' views on life. The two boys are trying to behave in a mature manner. After finishing the whiskey, they move on to Scotch. Bill brings up Nick's failed relationship with Marjorie and congratulates him on breaking it off before having to make a commitment to her. Nick is sad and confused about Marjorie. He fears that he has lost everything. He comforts himself with the hope that it will all turn out all right.

"The Three-Day Blow" Analysis

The title itself is ironic in that it refers both to the storm outside and Nick's confusion over his break up with...

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