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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "One Trip Across" Summary & Analysis

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"One Trip Across" Summary

Harry owns a boat in Cuba. He takes rich men out on deep sea fishing trips. His crew consists of Eddie, an alcoholic. One morning, three men who want him to take them to the U.S. on his boat approach Harry. Harry refuses. The three men are killed in a street shoot-out shortly thereafter.

Harry has been working with Mr. Johnson for three weeks. On the last day, Mr. Johnson loses some very expensive fishing equipment through his own laziness and stupidity. Mr. Johnson promises to pay for the fishing equipment as well as his outstanding bill. Harry waits all day for Mr. Johnson to bring the money. Eventually, he learns that Mr. Johnson has left the island secretly without paying his bills.

Because he lost so much money on Mr. Johnson, he has to take...

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