The Nick Adams Stories - Soldier Home: Two Big-Hearted River Summary & Analysis

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Nick gets off a train near where a city named Seney used to be. The area is now totally uncivilized. He makes his way through the country and stops to admire a stream with trout in it. The forest has been burned down and very little remains; even the grasshoppers have been turned black. He makes it to a wooded area and takes a brief nap then makes his way towards the river. He finds a suitable camping spot and stops, cooks dinner, and goes to sleep.

Nick wakes up and plans to go fishing, but decides he must make breakfast first: buckwheat cakes with apple butter. He collects some grasshoppers to use as bait and heads to the river to fish for trout. His first attempt nets him only a small trout, which he let goes. His second attempt fails, too, as he...

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