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A Farewell to Arms Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 1, Chapter 10 Summary

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Book 1, Chapter 10 Summary

Rinaldi comes to visit Henry in the hospital. He tells him he will receive a bronze medal for his heroic bravery. Henry laughingly tells him that he was blown up while eating cheese. He said that it did not matter, and tells him that the operation was successful, the Italians taking nearly a thousand prisoners. Rinaldi, having brought a bottle of cognac, starts talking in traditional Rinaldi fashion about himself. Henry asks if Rinaldi has seen Miss Barkley. Rinaldi promises to bring her to the hospital, and complains that there are no new girls at the whorehouse. He begins to speak crudely about Miss Barkley, and Henry is offended. Seeing that Henry is getting serious about her, Rinaldi warns him to be careful with Miss Barkley, and then kisses Henry goodbye.

Book 1, Chapter 10 Analysis

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