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A Farewell to Arms Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 22 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 22 Summary

Henry comes down with jaundice, and spends the next two weeks in the hospital, instead of in Pallanza with Catherine on his convalescence leave. When he is almost recovered, Miss Van Campen comes into his room one day and finds the many bottles of alcohol he has hidden in his armoire. She accuses him of being an alcoholic, and then of self-inflicting jaundice through alcohol abuse. He is rude to Miss Van Campen when she confronts him, asking her if she had ever known a man to disable himself by kicking himself in the scrotum. He tells her that this is the closest thing he could possibly imagine to self-inflicting a bad case of jaundice, and since she had never had jaundice and did not have a scrotum, she could not possibly accuse him of such a thing. Miss Van Campen is furious at his...

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