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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "The Killers" Summary & Analysis

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"The Killers" Summary

Nick is talking to his friend George, who is working at a lunch counter. Two customers, Al and Max, come in. They order lunch before showing their true reason for being at the lunch counter. They take the group hostage in order to kill a man named Anderson, who is a regular customer at the lunch counter. Nick and the cook are tied up in the kitchen while George continues to serve customers. Al and Max wait in the kitchen for Anderson to arrive. After several hours, Al and Max decide to stop waiting for Anderson to arrive. They leave the lunch counter.

Nick wants to warn Anderson that there are two men trying to kill him. George and the cook want to stay out of the situation and worry that Al and Max are dangerous, and are possibly...

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