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A Farewell to Arms - Book 3, Chapter 31 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Chapter 31 Summary

Henry hangs on to a heavy piece of timber in the icy water for a long time. When the current begins to slow, he kicks off the timber and swims furiously for the shore, his heavy boots weighing him down and almost drowning him. He finally reaches the shore, climbs out, and lies still for a few moments. He gets up, methodically checks to make sure he has his papers and money still, and takes off his clothes to wring them out. While his jacket is off, he cuts off his officer stars with his knife. He walks many miles that day across the Venetian plane, before finally coming to a railway line that runs from Venice to Trieste. He smuggles himself onto the train, under a piece of canvas covering a shipment of guns.

Book 3, Chapter 31 Analysis

Henry's time in the river has often...

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