For Whom the Bell Tolls - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Robert Jordan's thoughts are interrupted when Maria asks what he is thinking. He tells her he is thinking of her and a hotel in Madrid. Maria has read in fascist newspapers that Madrid has hundreds of thousands of Russians, but Robert Jordan tells her this is a lie, there are very few. Pilar comments that Kashkin was a Russian and Robert Jordan's friend. She reveals that Robert Jordan killed the Russian. He explains that the man was wounded and requested to be shot.

Andres asks if Robert Jordan thinks men can see their fate. He thinks so because Kashkin often mentioned the possibility of needing to be shot. Robert Jordan tells them Kashkin's problem was bad nerves caused by too much time spent on the front lines. Pilar tells them she saw death in Kashkin's face and smelled death on the man. Robert Jordan tells her she...

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