For Whom the Bell Tolls - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

When Pablo is gone, the gypsy tells them that it was stupid for Robert Jordan not to have killed Pablo last night. Pilar tells Robert Jordan to kill Pablo. She is for it now. The other men agree. The only one to hesitate is Fernando, who wonders if they could take him prisoner. This would be impossible because two men would be needed to watch him. The gypsy suggests blinding him as he blinded some of the guardia civil. Pilar becomes upset and tells him to shut up. Fernando agrees to have him killed.

They begin to talk about how to do it. Robert Jordan offers to do the job for them. He tells them he will do it tonight. Pablo puts his head in the tent and asks if they are speaking about him. Robert Jordan calls Agustin to the side and reminds him that there...

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