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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio" Summary & Analysis

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"The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio" Summary

A Mexican gambler, Cayetano, and his Russian friend are shot over a gambling debt. The Russian's wound is less and he is soon released. Cayetano is interviewed by the police but refuses to tell who shot him. Mr. Frazer, another patient at the hospital, translates for him and develops a friendship. The nurse, a nun, Sister Cecilia, gives Frazer updates about Cayetano's slow recovery. Frazer spends most of his free time listening to the radio broadcasts from faraway cities.

When Cayetano begins to recover, the police send over some Mexicans to visit him. These Mexicans happen to include the men who shot Cayetano. The group has a party that Frazer listens to from his room. He thinks about what one of the Mexican visitors said about religion being the...

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