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A Farewell to Arms Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 21 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 21 Summary

In September, the nights get cooler and the war begins to go badly. A British major Henry knows tells that the Italians had lost one hundred and fifty thousand men in the last battle they lost. The major has a very pessimistic view on the outlook of the war, and Henry leaves. When he returns to the hospital, he finds a letter from the army telling him that he has a three-week convalescence leave, effective immediately, after which he is to return to the battlefield. He goes out to a cafe for a glass of Chianti, and then comes back and waits for Catherine. She is late getting off duty, and when she comes in, she is nervous and tense. She is happy that he is to have a three-week leave before he goes back to the front, and they talk about where to go...

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