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The Nick Adams Stories Chapter Summary & Analysis - Company of Two: Cross-Country Snow Summary

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Company of Two: Cross-Country Snow Summary

Nick is skiing with his friend George in the Swiss Alps. George is ahead of him on the path, and also evidently more skilled, since he makes it down the mountain successfully but Nick loses control and falls. Afterward, the two go to a lodge and get some wine. George is afraid that after Nick's wife, Helen, has their child, that Nick will not be able to ski any more, but Nick says that he will. They get up and head home.

Company of Two: Cross-Country Snow Analysis

The dominant theme of this story is the conflict between friendship and fun, on the one hand, and parenthood and responsibility on the other. Nick's attitude is that life is not worth living if one cannot have fun, regardless of whether one is a parent; nonetheless, he is still happy to...

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