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A Farewell to Arms Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 5, Chapter 39 Summary

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Book 5, Chapter 39 Summary

December turns into January, and Henry and Catherine continue to enjoy their tranquil existence. Henry now has a beard, which Catherine likes. Henry has wired to his family for more money, but has not told them he is in Switzerland. Catherine chastises him playfully for not being honest with his family.

Book 5, Chapter 39 Analysis

One day during a walk, Catherine says unexpectedly, "She won't come between us will she? The little brat." Henry replies that they will not let her. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine anyone, even their own child, distracting the amorous pair from each other, and we begin to wonder what their new life will look like. It is difficult to imagine, and this difficulty foreshadows the possibility that there will be complications with Catherine's pregnancy.

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