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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "The Butterfly and the Tank" Summary & Analysis

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"The Butterfly and the Tank" Summary

Edwin Henry walks into Chicote's on a crowded rainy afternoon. He sits with some people that he does not really know, including a girl. There is a man with a flit gun, who keeps spraying the waiters with cologne. Some people are offended by this and take the man outside and beat him. The man comes back in and sprays the whole crowd. A man shoots him. The narrator and the girl run and hide in the kitchen. The six men who had beaten the man up and then shot at him leave but the others in the restaurant have to stay until the police arrive to investigate the shooting. Edwin asks the girl if he should write about the incident and she says that it would damage the Spanish republic. The next...

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