The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway


Summary:  The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway is a novel, which was written in 1926 by Ernest Hemingway, and involves the lives of Jake Barnes, Robert Cohn, Michael Campbell, Bill Gorton, Brett Ashley and others on their trip to Pamploma for the Running of the Bulls. Jake is in love with Lady Ashley. Jake travels into France and Spain with others and in Pamplona all relevant characters meet to play out their desires.

Characters: 

Jake Barnes (Narrator) - Robert Cohn's tennis friend
Robert Cohn - Heavyweight champion of Princeton and friend of Jake Barnes
Bill Gorton - Taxidermist friend of Jake Barnes
Brett Ashley - Friend of Jake Barnes, also known as Lady Ashley
Mike Campbell - Intends to marry Brett Ashley, friend of Bill Gorton and Jake Barnes
Pedro Romero - Charismatic, young bull-fighter, becomes love interest of Brett Ashley
Marcial Lalanda - Matador
Belmonte - Matador that worked inside the "terrain of the bull"
Edna - Bill Gorton's lady friend
Rafael - Bull-fight critic
Henry Braddocks - Robert Cohn's literary friend
Mrs. Braddocks - Henry Braddocks' wife
Frances Clyne - Robert Cohn's 2nd lady
Zizi - Greek portrait-painter, calls himself a duke, friend of Lady Ashley
Lett - A tall dark young man who dances with Georgette in Paris
Robert Prentiss - Rising new novelist from "New York by way of Chicago"
Spider Kelly - Robert Cohn's boxing coach
Krum - Friend of Jake Barnes
Woolsey - Friend of Jake Barnes
George The Barman - Bartender at the Hotel Crillon 
Harvey Stone - Friend of Jake Barnes
Hoffenheimer - Harvey Stone and Mencken say he's a "garter-snapper"
Harris - Englishman who Jake and Bill met at Burguete, Also known as "Wilson-Harris"
Mencken - A writer Jake Barnes says no one reads anymore

Book 1 Chapter 1:

  • Robert Cohn was a "very fast" middleweight boxing champion but disliked it and only did it to sooth the negative feelings that he had about being a Jew at Princeton
  • Robert Cohn was coached by the featherweight coach, Spider Kelly, and was Spider Kelly's "star pupil"
  • Robert Cohn's nose was deliberately flattened by the overmatching by Spider Kelly and it was this that made him dislike boxing even more
  • Robert Cohn was forgotten was forgotten by his class and was not even remembered as a boxing champion; he read "too much" and wore glasses in his last year at Princeton
  • Jake mistrusted Robert Cohn's story at first because he mistrusted all "frank and simple people" whose stories "hold together" but he verified Cohn's stories including the one where he said he was a middleweight boxing champion
  • Robert Cohn was member through his father and mother part of the richest and oldest families in New York respectively
  • Robert Cohn was not "race-conscious" until he went to Princeton
  • Robert Cohn was married for five years with three children to the "first girl that was nice to him"
  • Robert Cohn did not leave his first wife at first as to not "deprive" her of his company
  • Robert Cohn wife left him for a miniature painter and it turned out that "her departure was a very healthful shock"
  • After divorcing his wife, he went to the coast and became a sole editor of a review which he "gave up" because it was too "expensive"
  • Frances had hoped to rise with Robert Cohn's magazine but he ended up in Europe to write and stayed for three years
  • Frances wanted to marry Robert Cohn and was determined to do so
  • Robert Cohn wrote a novel which was "bad" to critics and "very poor" to the narrator
  • After dining and coffee, Narrator suggests going to "Strasbourg" and says that he knows a girl their that can show them around
  • Jake changes his suggestion to Bruges/Ardennes after being kicked under the table by Frances for suggesting Strasbourg
  • Jake and Robert Cohn talk about how Robert couldn't go to Strasbourg to see "any" girl because Robert couldn't due to France's concern about such a thing happening
  • Jake and Robert Cohn agree to meet at Senlis where they would stay at Grand Cerf and hike
  • Jake said he was not "sore";Narrator:"No, why should I be?"
  • Jake says that he likes Robert and that Frances "led him quite a life"

Book 1 Chapter 2:

  • Winter time came in America and Robert Cohn's novel was well received
  • Robert Cohn let's the new popularity of his novel get to his head and Frances loses him to other women that were "nice" to him
  • Robert Cohn's relations with his first wife and Frances came from rebounds, from bad college and from not being "everything" to his first wife respectively
  • Robert Cohn was "attractive" to women and this was not by being a "divine miracle"
  • Robert Cohn became unpleasant because of this and became vain of his skills with the card game of bridge
  • Robert Cohn read "The Purple Land" by W. H Hudson which he takes "literally" and as "sound"
  • "The Purple Land" tells about a "English gentleman" who adventures in a "well described romantic land"
  • Robert Cohn asks Jake to go with him to South America and Jake says no especially since since they can see many South Americans in Paris
  • Robert Cohn asks Jake if he would go with Robert if Robert handles the expenses for both of them and Robert says that another advantage is that Jake could speak Spanish
  • Jake says no again and that all countries look like they do in the moving pictures
  • Although Robert Cohn has "plenty" of money, he says that he'd be old before he starts 
  • Jake says to Robert that only bull-fighters live "life all the way up"
  • Robert continues on about wanting to go to South America because of his Jewish "stubborn streak"
  • Jake discovers that the best way to "get rid" of friends is to have a drink and say that one had to "get off some cables"
  • Robert and Jake agree that the  cafe' on the ground level is a good place to drink
  • Jake says to Robert that he should start living his life in Paris instead of trying to living in another place to "get away from yourself"
  • Robert figured, from a book according to Jake, that Robert could fix his life in South America and that Robert hated Paris
  • After saying to Robert that Jake had to send off some cables, Robert followed him upstairs 
  • Robert falls asleep to the typewriter and talks to himself;Robert:"I can't do it. Nothing will make me do it"
  • Jake asks Robert what was the matter and Robert says it's "talking"
  • Jake says before they watch people on the Boulevard  that he has a "rotten habit  of picturing the bedroom scenes" of Jake's friends

Book 1 Chapter 3:

  • Sitting at a table watching Paris city life, the narrator watches a "good-looking" girl pass by and has a pernod with her even though the narrator says that pernod is "not good for little girls."
  • After telling the girl that all the clocks in the New york Herald bureau were for showing "the hour all over America", the girl and the narrator ride through a dark gate into the Tuileries in which the girl tried to show affection for the narrator but pushes her away
  • Girl asks narrator if he is sick and the narrator says that he is
  • Girl says "everybody's sick"
  • Girl introduces herself as Georgette, narrator introduces himself to her
  • Georgette detests Flamands
  • Georgette didn't like first restaurant but liked the second one called Foyot's and she was cheered a little by food
  • Been a long time since narrator "dined with a poule"
  • Jake reveals to Georgette that he was a veteran of the war and that he had an injury as a result
  • Georgette meets Jake's friends who are artists and writers; included:Robert Cohn, Frances Clyne and Mrs. Braddocks.
  • Jake introduces Georgette as "Georgette LeBlanc" instead of "Georgette Hobin" as a joke
  • Georgette asked Jake if she had to talk to Frances and they discussed the cleanliness of France
  • Georgette says to Jake that he had nice friends and the party went to "Braddocks's dancing-club"
  • The dancing-club was a bal musette in the Rue de la Montagne Sainte  Genevieve, everyone danced and Georgette and Jake were especially hot
  • Brett came in with a bunch of young men and one of the men called Georgette a harlot
  • All of the young men danced with Georgette
  • There was a lot of drinking 
  • Jake had a drink with Robert Prentiss and Robert Prentiss asked if Jake was amused by living in Paris in which Jake responded "Yes."
  • Mrs. Braddocks pointed out that Georgette was finding lots of dances and even one from Lett
  • Jake expresses to Robert Cohn that this whole show makes him "sick"
  • Robert Cohn asks Lady Brett to dance with him but she refuses as she had promised a dance to Jake
  • Brett leaves the club with Jake and obviously liked very much by Robert Cohn
  • Jake leaves fifty Franc with the patronne in an envelope saying to give it to Georgette if she asks for Jake and to save it if she leaves with one of the young gentlemen
  • Jake and Brett go into the next bar and have a drink
  • Jake says, "we're out away from them."
  • Brett tells Jake to drive around and Jake tells the driver of a taxi cab to go to Parc Montsouris
  • Brett says to Jake that she's been miserable

Book 1 Chapter 4:

  • The taxi traveled through Place de la Contrescarpe, Rue Mouffetard and out into the Avenue des Gobelins where Jake kissed her 
  • Brett then backed away into the corner and said, "Please don't touch me" and that she couldn't "stand it."
  • Brett is afraid of "many things" and says to Jake, "When I think of the hell I've put chaps through. I'm paying for it all now"
  • Jake says that it's fun to be in love as an enjoyable feeling and Bretts says that being in love is like "hell on Earth."
  • Before Jake and Brett go to the Cafe Select, Jake asks Brett to kiss him
  • Brett's friend Zizi introduces her to his friend Count Mippipopolous who was fat and wore a elk's tooth on his watch-chain 
  • Count Mippipopolous asks Brett if she has a good time here in Paris and she says "Rather."
  • Georgette is reported by Braddocks to have gone home with someone
  • Mrs. Braddocks also says that Robert Cohn went home with Frances and Mr. Braddocks says that he looked "awfully down"
  • Brett, Count Mippipopolous and Jake all say good night to each other and Brett and Jake make arrangements to meet at the Crillon at five
  • After walking to his flat "a "little way down the Boulevard St. Michel, Jake receives a bank statement and a wedding invitation from the Kirby's
  • The crest on the wedding announcement caused Jake to think of the title that Zizi, The Count and Brett had and he said "To hell with Brett."
  • Jake read the two bull-fight papers, one orange and one yellow, starting with Le Toril which was the better of the two all the way through
  • Jake remembered being bandaged up in an Italian hospital where  liaison colonel came up to him and said as Jake was bandaged: "You, a foreigner, an Englishman have given more than your life.","Che mala fortuna!"
  • Jake's mind started to jump around while he was in bed and he thought of Brett; shortly after he started to cry, then he was better and went to bed
  • Brett after waking "the whole street up", and talks about Count Mippipopolous being one of them and  how he's "putting up for Zizi"
  • The Count asks Brett to go with him to several places but she says no because she knew "too many" people in each place
  • Brett asks Jake to go with the count and her to breakfast in the Bois but jake says that he's too far behind to catch up and have fun
  • Brett and Jake kiss twice before she left and the first kiss gave her shivers
  • After Jake got into bed, he thought that this was the Brett that "he felt like crying about" and then he thought about her getting into the limo up the street after watching her from his big window; He felt "like hell again"
  • "It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing."

Book 1 Chapter 5:

  • Jake takes in the morning activity of people getting ready for work and walks into his office and gets lots of work done
  • Jake goes to the Quai d'Orsay to hear a news conference and rides back in a taxi with Krum and Woolsey
  • Krum and Jake talk about the Select and how hard it was to get there because of wife and kids
  • Woolsey and Jake talk about tennis
  • Robert Cohn and Jake meet at Jake's office and they decide to eat at Wetzel's for hors d'oeuvres; Robert Cohn says his  writing is going "rotten" and that he still wants to go to South America but can't because of Frances
  • Jake tells Robert Cohn to tell Frances to "go to hell" but Robert Cohn says that he has "obligations" to her
  • Robert Cohn asks Jake to tell him about Lady Brett Ashley and Jake tells him that she's destined to marry Mike Campbell
  • Robert is fascinated with the beauty of Lady Ashley and supposes that it's breeding that gives Brett a certain type of attraction about her
  • Brett is 34 years old according to Jake and married Ashley "during the war"
  • Jake tells Robert Cohn that she has married someone she didn't love twice which Robert Cohn does not believe
  • Jake gets a rise out of Robert Cohn when he tells him to "go to hell" but ends with Robert Cohn telling Jake that he's about the best friend that he ever had
  • Jake and Robert Cohn had coffee at the Cafe' de la Paix and Jake felt like Robert Cohn wanted to bring up Brett as a subject again, but Jake "held him off it"
  • Jake leaves Robert Cohn to go back to the office

Book 1 Chapter 6:

  • Jake arrives at the Hotel Crillon at 5 o'clock and after waiting for an hour and writing some letters on Crillon letterhead, Brett "did not turn up" not even at the bar or on the way out
  • Jake takes a cab to the Cafe' Select and notes how nice the Seine looks and how pleasant it was to cross bridges in Paris
  • Jake decides that he doesn't mind walking but that he "cannot stand to ride along it."
  • Mencken didn't like Paris so Robert Cohen was inspired to not like Paris from Mencken as were "many young men"
  • The Rotonde is a popular place for taxi drivers to bring you if you want to go to a cafe in Montparnasse; Jake walks to the Select from here
  • At the Select, Jake meets with Harvey Stone and finds out that Harvey is out of money and hasn't eaten for five days even though Harvey shook him for some cash at poker dice in the New York Bar
  • Mencken is regarded by Harvey to be a funny guy although Jake says no one reads him anymore
  • Robert Cohn, Jake and Harvey meet and Harvey asks Robert Cohn what he would do right now without thinking and he said that he would play football with "what he knows about handling" himself right now; Harvey notes this as a case of "arrested development"
  • Harvey says if someone "pushed" his face in then he wouldn't care because he was not a fighter and after Robert Cohn said he would care, Harvey calls him unintelligent
  • Harvey Stone goes up the street to eat and Robert Cohn says that he can't stand him
  • Jake says that he is "fond" of Harvey and not for Robert Cohn to get mad at him
  • Jake notices that the conceit when he returned from America was gone, that he didn't mind getting beaten at tennis especially after falling in love with Brett, and was with a boyish attitude after the two women had trained him
  • Jake asks Robert Cohn to go to Lilas but he has a date with Frances
  • Frances tells Jake that Georgette was nice but then he went off with Brett
  • Frances tells Jake that she thinks Robert Cohn is going to leave her especially since he didn't want to marry her anymore even after they told everyone
  • Frances says to Jake that she had wasted two and a half years on Robert Cohn and that she could have married anyone two years ago
  • Frances tells Jake had just gotten the divorce the fastest way so she didn't get alimony and she talked about how she didn't like kids but hoped to have some and then like them eventually
  • Frances goes on to Jake about how Robert Cohn is rich and has books published
  • Frances says she never gets published but her writing is good and she also discusses how Robert Cohn wants to go back to New York alone and have "chickens"  like it
  • Frances says that it is not fair, she's good to him
  • Robert Cohn is entertained by Jake and Frances' secret telling session
  • Frances mentions that she's going to England with 200 English pounds that Robert is going to give her and she says that the trip is going to be "lovely"
  • Frances made a punch at Robert when she was making fun of Robert and how much he was giving her to go to England and how much he was going to give to her, 100 pounds
  • Jake makes a comment that he didn't even try to "stop it" 
  • Frances liked having an audience when she was talking about Robert Cohn in this manner
  • Frances went on to talk about how Robert got rid of his secretary like he was going to get rid of her
  • Frances talks about making sacrifices in the name of literature and says that if Robert marries her then the "romance" would be gone; She thinks she's "bright" for figuring it all out
  • Jake says that he has to talk to Harvey Stone, watches Frances still talking to Robert and takes a taxi to his flat; Jake wonders why Robert takes "it" from Frances

Book 1 Chapter 7:

  • The concierge at Jake's flat told him that Brett and Count Mippipopolous had come earlier to visit and that she thought that Brett was very nice from a nice family
  • Jakes tells about the concierge, that she was the owner of a "drink-selling concession" at the "Paris race-courses" and that she took pride in telling Jake the status of the men that came to visit
  • Jake's friend who was an underfed-looking painter asked for a pass to get by the concierge to see him on evenings
  • Jake received a cable from Bill Gorton notifying him that Bill would be arriving on the France
  • Count Mippipopolous brought roses for Jake and Brett put them in water for him after he had taken a shower
  • Brett didn't remember anything about a date with Jake at the Crillon; Brett:"Did we have one?"
  • Jake talks about how nice the Count is
  • Jake wasn't feeling good so Brett sent the Count away for Champagne and then they talked about how they loved each other, how he was feeling better and Michael was coming back; they were going to live in San Sebastian
  • Jake finds out that Brett would leave for San Sebastian the next day
  • The Count returns with champagne and tells about his contact that owns thousands of acres of land to raise grapes; his name is Baron Mumms
  • Brett says how wonderful it is to have titles but the Count says that it costs you money most of the time
  • The three discuss where they are going to eat, smoke and Jake and the Count talk about cigars; Count Mippipopolous:"I like a cigar to really draw"
  • The Count points out when Lady Ashley is divorced she will no longer have a title but also points out that she doesn't need a title because she has "class all over" her
  • The Count says that "joking" people only makes enemies
  • Brett says that the Count is right and that she "jokes" people and that's why she doesn't have a friend in the world except for Jake
  • Brett says that she would never "joke" Jake
  • The Count says that Brett is always drinking and that she should just talk
  • Brett says that she likes to leave them for "any one to finish as they like" but the Count says that he would still like to hear her talk some time
  • When they were drinking the "amazing champagne", Brett toasts 'royalty' however the Count tells her that the wine is too good to be mixed with "emotions" because one would "lose the taste"
  • The Count says that Brett is charming whether drunk or sober
  • The Count says that he was in seven wars and four revolutions and discusses his arrow wounds which he got in Abyssinia when he was a young man during a business trip
  • The Count says that the secret to enjoying life is to know the values
  • When Brett asks the Count about love, the Count says that he is "always in love" and that it has a place in his values
  • The Count was very happy after dinner in the Bois and he asks Brett and Jake why they aren't married
  • Brett and Jake respond that they have careers and lead their own lives
  • Brett asks what is it with men and their quiet and the Count says that men like quiet and that she likes "noise" after which they have a brandy
  • The Count says that he gets more value out of old brandy than "any other antiquities"
  • Inside Zelli's  at Montmartre, Brett and Jake danced "tight in the crowd" where Brett told Jake that Michael was the best dancer she knew
  • Jake asks Brett about letters between herself and Michael and she says she never writes but that Michael writes "good letters"
  • Brett says that she would get married to Michael as soon as the divorce goes through and that Michael's "people" have plenty of money; Jake's money is not needed by her
  • Brett asks about Zizi and the Count says that he doesn't want him around because Zizi's too hard
  • The Count says that he thinks of Jake in the same way and that he gives the Count the willys; The Count:"About his future you can't ever tell."
  • Brett says that she's miserable and Jake says that she was happy just a minute ago
  • Brett and Jake leave and say good bye to the Count and they take his car
  • The car then goes to Brett's hotel, she tells him not to come up, and he apologizes for her feeling "rotten"
  • Brett tells Jake that she won't see him again and they kiss
  • Jake goes to sleep after being driven to his flat

Book 2 Chapter 8:

  • Jake did not see Brett again until she returned from San Sebastian and received a card from her while she was there
  • Robert Cohn was leaving the country for a couple of weeks, didn't know where, but held Jake to a fishing trip in Spain
  • Frances went to England
  • Jake had time then to catch up with work which allowed him to get ahead before his trip to Spain with Bill Gorton, dine with friends and go to the races
  • Bill Gorton arrived and enjoyed the States and New York, stayed at Jake's flat then went off to Vienna  
  • Bill was happy with the objects of his trip including making money on his book, the theatrical season in new york, prospecting great light heavy weights, Pamplona in Spain, Budapest, Vienna, Paris and his return home on Monday
  • Bill talked to Jake about his trip when he returned to Jake's flat on Monday and he reveals to Jake that his trip to Vienna was "not so good."
  • There was a prize fight in Vienna where an black athlete brought down the "local boy" and it turned out to be "not so good" because there was injustice; no money was made; The black athlete claimed to not even hit the "local boy" and was accused of violating his contract; Black Athlete to Bill Gorton:"The white boy musta ruptured himself swinging at me."
  • As Bill and Jake were going to "the island" to eat they came upon a taxidermist shop and Bill went on about buying a "nice stuffed dog"; Bill:"Always been a lover of stuffed animals."
  • More drinking; Bill invites Jake to drink and Jake says that Bill is way ahead of him in the number of drinks
  • Bill and Jake talked about Harvey Stone; Harvey Stone was daunted and as they talked about what to do that night they made sure that they didn't become daunted
  • Bill said that he would be satisfied eating hard boiled eggs but Jake said that they would eat a "regular" meal
  • Michael was to return soon and Brett was to bathe; they all headed to the Closerie des Lilas for drinks
  • Brett said Budapest was "wonderful" and Bill said that Vienna was a "strange city"; Brett:"Very much like Paris"
  • When they arrived at the Lilas there was more drinking
  • Bill said he didn't do anything in Vienna and Brett said that she didn't do anything while she was away from Paris
  • Jake said that Bill was a taxidermist when Brett said that Jake had a nice friend; Bill and Jake were to meet Michael and Brett at the Select at 10pm then they put Bret into a taxi
  • Bill offered a pair of stuffed race-horses to give as gifts for Brett and Michael
  • Bill and Jake ate at Madame Lecomte's; Bill ate there in 1918 and the "grand woman", Madame Lecomte, made a point to see him but Bill noted it didn't get them a table any faster
  • Madame Lecomte told him to come more often, especially at lunch when it was less crowded and he agreed
  • Bill said that he loved to "get back"
  • They watched an old man get served stew and potato chips being made at  the Cafe' Aux Amateurs
  • Bill and Jake both declined having drinks here at the Cafe' Aux Amateurs
  • They walked to the Select and met with Brett and Michael (who was looking fit)
  • Mike talked about how his nose got busted up and it was because he was hit by an old lady's bags as he tried to help her
  • Brett introduces Mike to Bill as a drunkard and an undischarged bankrupt
  • Mike refers to Brett as a "lovely piece" even though she thinks there's something wrong with her nose
  • Michael suggest that Brett and him turn in early  but Brett says that's indecent
  • Bill and Jake say good night as Mike had to go home with Brett
  • Bill and Jake go to the fight in a taxi and Jake said that Mike was excited about Brett;Bill:"Well, you can't blame him such a hell of a lot."

Book 2 Chapter 9:

  • The Ledoux-Kid Francis fight was a good fight and it was on the 20th of June
  • Robert Cohn wrote a letter from Hendaye saying that he was having a quiet time and that when Jake came down that he would pay him for a double-tapered line for fishing
  • Jake wrote Robert Cohn that he would leave Paris on the 25th and meet him at Bayonne where they would bus to Pamplona
  • Jake meets Mike and Brett at the Dingo as they were sitting at the bar and Mike, Brett and Jake all decide to go to Spain on the 25th with some fishing poles
  • Mike went to get a haircut and Jake escorts Brett to the hotel; along the way, they discuss about Robert Cohn and how Brett spent the time in San Sebastian with Robert Cohn, as sometimes dull and well behaved he can be
  • On the 24th of June was the next time Jake saw Brett and they found out that Robert was excited to see Brett and was definitely coming on the trip
  • It was decided that they would all meet at the Montoya in Pamplona, then if "they" did not show up by Monday, fishing would commence in Burguete via a busride
  • Jake wrote an itinerary so they could follow
  • Bill and Jake take the morning train from the Gare d'Orsay and they couldn't get meals until the 5th service because the first 4 services were reserved "at the office of the company"
  • Many Americans were on the train having been to Rome and then making their way to "Biarritz and Lourdes."
  • Jake said that he was from Kansas City, that Bill was from Chicago and that they were both going to fish in Spain to a husband that was from Montana
  • The family from Montana left and didn't come back
  • Jake and Bill ate their sandwiches and Chablis while watching the countryside
  • At Tours Jake and Bill got a bottle of wine and when they came back the family from Montana was back; Hubert, the Montana couple's young son asked about swimming in Biarritz
  • Jake said to Hubert that it's good swimming unless the water is rough and Bill asked if they got a meal
  • The family did because they thought that the family was in the party
  • The husband of the family from Montana said they could get a meal if they thought Bill was Catholic and Bill said he was and it made him sore
  • At 15 past 4 Bill and Jake finally had lunch and Bill took out his frustration on a priest
  • Bill and Jake made observation of how hard the waiter that served them was working especially with the "purple under his arms"
  • After dinner at 7:30 and noticing the hot and sandy air outside they got into Bayonne 9 o'clock
  • Bill and Jake said good-bye to the family from Montana
  • When Bill and Jake got off the train they met up with Robert Cohn who Jake introduced to Bill
  • Robert Cohn said that he was "awfully" glad to meet Bill after hearing about him from Jake and reading his books
  • They all drove to the hotel Robert Cohn was staying with "cheerful" staff and each got their own "good small room"

Book 2 Chapter 10:

  • After breakfast at a cafe' they took a walk in the small, clean, Spanish town of Bayonne
  • They bought a good cheap rod for Mike and two landing-nets since Jake was unsure of the rods coming from Scotland would come on time
  • Robert Cohn made a comment about the cathedral that no one took the time to care about and Jake made a note to himself that it looked like "Spanish churches"
  • At the local Syndicat d'Initiative they found out that bus service did not start until they ended up hiring a motor-car to Pamplona from the Municipal Theatre for four hundred francs
  • Bill, Jake and Robert checked out of the hotel and drove out of town into the Basque country which was rich and green with "clean, well-off" houses and villages 
  • Every village had a pelota court with kids playing in the hot sun and signs prohibited the playing of pelota on the walls of churches
  • After noting the red tiled roofs, Jake thought about the hills and where the sea was in relation
  • Bill, Jake and Robert crossed the Spanish frontier with Frenchmen in kepis on one side and on the other side Spanish carabineers
  • When the driver was having the car's paper's checked Bill tried to talk to a carabineer with no luck but Robert got one of the carabineers to say there was "trout in the stream but not many"
  • An old man tried going into France only to be turned around by a carabineer but the carabineer said that he would just wade across the stream
  • The carabineer also said that smuggling gets "through"
  • They crossed Cols and then the plain that led to Pamplona until they reached the bull-ring and then the Hotel Montoya where they had good rooms and lunch waiting
  • Robert Cohn was nervous and awkward since Bayonne because Robert Cohn did not know if Jake and Bill knew Robert Cohn was with Brett in San Sebastian
  • Bill and Robert Cohn had a bet whether or not Mike and Brett would come that night and Bill asked Jake whether he had a good shot at the bet;Bill:"have I got any chance on that bet?", Robert:"They've never been on time anywhere."
  • Bill told Jake to not let Robert Cohn "get superior and Jewish" and Bill also didn't like Robert acting like he had the inside information on Brett and Mike's arrival
  • Bill went to write letters, Robert Cohn went to take a bath after finding out the barber shop was closed and Jake went to walk the town
  • Jake went to the cathedral and decided he liked it much better this time around
  • Jake prayed for Mike, Brett, Robert Cohn, Bill and himself, for more money, for the bull-fighters to be good and a good fiesta
  • Jake thought about the Count and how he regretting seeing him since the "night at Montmartre"
  • Jake regretted that he was a rotten Catholic and called the Catholic religion "grand", then he went back to the hotel in the hot sun
  • Robert Cohn had taken a bath and made himself up but was nervous and Jake did not help him
  • 20 to 9pm they were not half way through dinner, but Robert Cohn went to the train station, so did Jake to "devil" him and Bill said he would be "damned" if he left dinner
  • Jake and Robert went to the train station and Jake hoped that Brett was on the train
  • Jake "enjoyed" Robert Cohn's "nervousness" and thought it was lousy but he felt lousy and Robert Cohn brought out the worst in anybody Jake thought
  • Mike and Brett did not make it on the train and Bill asked if he could pay Robert Cohn in the morning because he had not changed out his money yet
  • Robert said to nevermind about the the money Bill owed Robert 
  • Robert asked to bet on something else, Robert asked Bill if one could bet on bull-fights and Bill said that Robert could but he didn't need to
  • Bill said that Robert Cohn did not need any "economic interest" for it would be like "betting on the war"
  • Jake received a telegram from Brett and Mike saying they were stopping in San Sebastian and Jake added to the telegram "send their regards" to Robert as he put it in his pocket to "devil" Robert Cohn
  • Jake, Bill and Robert Cohn had coffee at the Iruna, looked the "bull-ring" and river in the darkness; Jake turned in early and Bill and Robert Cohn stayed at the cafe' "quite late"
  • Jake bought three bus tickets in the morning to Burguete that was to leave at 2pm because there was nothing earlier then Robert Cohen came over to join him at the cafe Iruna
  • Jake told Robert that he slept well and Robert Cohn told Jake that he did not sleep well; after Iruna closed Bill and Robert Cohn went over to the Cafe' Suizo where the old man there spoke English and German
  • Robert Cohn said he would stay and Bill and Jake could go on ahead; Jake finds out later that there was some "sort of misunderstanding" and Mike and Brett had been expecting to meet Robert Cohn in San Sebastian which was the very reason why they stopped there
  • Jake asked why they might be thinking that and Robert Cohn said he wrote to suggest it to Brett
  • The idea that Robert Cohn should have stayed in San Sebastian to meet them never it seemed to occur to Robert Cohn, Jake thought
  • It was giving Robert Cohn pleasure to know that Jake knew that there was an "understanding" there was "something between him and Brett."
  • Jake said that Bill and Jake would go up right after lunch
  • Robert Cohn said he wished he could go because they've been planning the trip all winter and as soon as he found Brett in Mike they'd be right up
  • After finding Bill shaving in his room, Jake learns that Robert had told Bill that he had a date with Brett in San Sebastian; Jake calls him a liar
  • Bill tells Jake not to get "sore" at this stage in the trip and if he had more Jewish friends he could bring along
  • Jake tells Bill that he has some "fine" friends too but Bill says that they don't compare to Robert Cohn and that Robert Cohn could be "damned nice"
  • Bill tells Jake not to laugh because Jake was not out with "awful" Robert until 2o'clock in the morning and Bill wanted to know what was going on with Brett and Robert Cohn from Jake
  • Jake says to Bill that Brett went down to San Sebastian with Robert Cohn because she couldn't go alone and that Brett said it would be good for Robert Cohn
  • Bill asked Jake why she didn't go with one of her people, Jake, or with Bill because he had face any woman would be safe with and Bill went on on about how safe his face was to Jake
  • Then Bill looked in the glass and said that he had an awful face after all
  • Bill and Jake are glad that Robert Cohn isn't going trout-fishing with them in the Irati River, that they're going to get "tight" at lunch on the "wine of the country" and then take a "swell" bus ride to be started at the Cafe Iruna

Book 2 Chapter 11:

  • On a hot day Bill and Jake prepared to go on their bus trip with their wine bottles and Bill and Jake even listened to to a Basque imitate a klaxon motor-horn; Robert Cohn stayed in the arcade to watch them start
  • There was more drinking even before they started on their trip
  • Bill shared a wine bottle with a portion of the bus they were sitting and the peasants going up into the hills wanted Bill and Jake to drink from their leather wine-bottles
  • When the bus finally left, Robert Cohn waved at the bus and the Basques waved back at him
  • Jake noticed the coolness as the bus left town and Jake and Bill were treated to how to drink by Basques
  • After riding for a bit in the hills the bus stopped at a posada where Bill and Jake got drinks and drank with a couple of Basques; the bus started off again
  • The Basque that had been riding on the tin roof now sat between Bill and Jake and an old man leaned across from the other side of the seat and asked in English if Jake and Bill were Americans
  • Jake and the old man talked to each other in which Jake found out that the old man was in America forty years ago and that he came back to get married
  • Jake told the old man they were heading for the fiesta in Pamplona for the bull-fights but for now they were fishing in Burguete to fish; the old man wished them good fishing and didn't talk again as if he were tired from speaking American
  • Jake and Bill finally arrived at Burguete and they viewed the monastery of Roncesvalles and had there rod-case and fishing licenses inspected by the carabineer who said it was okay; Bill noticed it was "awfully cold"
  • Jake and Bill checked into the inn and paid 12 pesetas for room and board and Bill complained about the cold again and said he would not go in a stream if it were this cold the next day
  • Jake said that 12 pesetas was too much because that's what they were paying in a big hotel, but when the keeper of the inn said wine was included Jake said that it was "all right".
  • Bill blew his breath at Jake to show him how cold it was and they both had hot rum punch to get warm; Jake and Bill also listened to the wind
  • Bill said,"It blows like hell up here."
  • Jake added more rum to the punch because there was not enough
  • After eating dinner they went to their beds and smoked, read and kept warm in their beds; Jake said it felt good to be warm and in bed

Book 2 Chapter 12:

  • Jake gets up in the morning when it was cool outside and he filled two tobacco-tins with worms using "a sort of mattock"
  • The woman of the inn was downstairs when he returned from gathering worms and he asked for coffee and lunch
  • Bill watched Jake collecting the worms outside and it was an effort for Jake to get Bill up out of bed until Jake mentioned food
  • Jake got the equipment they needed for fishing ready and Bill asked Jake if he was going to show "a little pity and irony"
  • Bill sang of "pity and irony" on the way downstairs and asked Jake to be "ironical" about the way he asked for jam and about Primo de Rivera
  • When Bill asked Jake to "say something pitiful", Jake said "Robert Cohn" and also said it was too early to be talking about why Robert Cohn was pitiful
  • Bill called Jake an "expatriated newspaper man" instead of a "writer" and said that Jake should be "ironical" when he gets out of bed with a mouthful of pity.
  • Jake thought that Bill might have hurt Jake by cracking about his impotency
  • Bill said Jake was a "good guy" but he could never say he was a "good guy" in New York because that would make him gay
  • Bill and Jake gathered their lunch, two bottles of wine in a rucksack and the equipment for their day and started off for their day of fishing
  • Along the way, Bill said,"This is country."
  • They walked until they saw "the steep bluffs, dark with trees and jutting with grey stone, that marked the course of the Irati River." From this point to the Irati River and back was "a hell of a hike".
  • Bill and Jake finally got to the river and Bill did some fly fishing using McGintys while Jake fished at the dam
  • Jake hid two bottles of wine under a pipe spouting out some water from a spring
  • Jake caught several trout and layered them in the bag and put it in the shade of the tree
  • Jake read a book by A. E. W. Mason while waiting for Bill by the hot dam for lunch
  • When Bill arrived, they compared catches and Bill had 4 big trout and Jake got six using worms, all about the size of Bill's smallest trout
  • They had wine, eggs and chicken along with the wine that was cooling in the stream for lunch
  • Jake tells Bill that Bryan is dead and Jake tells Bill that he reversed the order for the Great Commoner; Jake:"First the Chicken, then the egg"
  • Jake wonders what day God created the chicken and Bill says to "rejoice and believe and give thanks" for "our stay on Earth is not for long."
  • Jake and Bill "utilized" their meal
  • Bill talked to Jake about Bryan and going to school with him and Mencken 
  • Bill and Jake said that they both went to Loyola with Bishop Manning and Jake said Bill was "cock-eyed" on wine for saying so
  • When Jake said that they only had the two bottles, Bill said that he was in pay of the "Anti-Saloon League"
  • They both debated on who went to school with Wayne B. Wheeler
  • Bill and Jake agreed to take a nap but neither did and instead Bill asked Jake about his business with Brett
  • Jake to Bill that he was in love with her "off and on for a hell of a long time"
  • Bill apologized and Jake said he didn't want to talk about it anymore
  • Bill said he was going to sleep and put a newspaper over his head while asking Jake if he was really a Catholic
  • Jake said that he was "technically" a Catholic but didn't know what that meant
  • They both went to sleep and when Jake woke up it was late afternoon; Bill was packing the rucksack
  • Bill said that he dreamt but Jake said that he didn't think he dreamt
  • Bill said that Jake ought to dream because "all our biggest business men have been dreamers"
  • They gathered the equipment including the worms and walked back to a dark town and then returned to the inn
  • Bill and Jake stayed five days at Burguete and had good fishing where the nights were cool and the days were hot with breezes
  • They also played 3 handed bridge and fished twice at the Irati River with an Englishman named Harris who "walked over from Saint Jean Pied de Port"
  • There was no word from Robert Cohn, Brett or Mike

Book 2 Chapter 13:

  • Harris the Englishman gives Jake a letter from Michael Campbell to him at breakfast that reads that Michael and Brett would meet Bill and Jake in Pamplona on Wednesday which was the day Jake was reading this letter
  • After breakfast, Jake gets a telegram from a girl that is addressed to "Barnes, Burguete" from Robert Cohn that says "Vengo Jueves Cohn" which means "I come Thursday"; this frustrates Jake a bit
  • Jake and Bill respond by telegraph with a messages that said "Arriving to-night." which they thought was enough
  • Jake and Bill went back to the inn, picked up Harris and then visited Roncesvalles which Bill and Harris agreed was worth the trip but not like fishing
  • After going to the monastery, the three of them went to a pub across the street and had a bottle of wine each which Harris said he would pay for but the innkeeper would not take Harris' money
  • The three of them drank ("utilized") another bottle of wine which Bill paid for and a final round of appreciation took place; they also found out that Harris' real name was "Wilson-Harris"
  • After lunch, Harris gave his information in London and gave Bill and Jake each an envelope of flies which he tied himself as reminder of their good times fishing
  • Bill and Jake talked about how "nice" Harris was but Jake thought it would be best that he stay there and fish since one "couldn't tell how English would mix"
  • Bill and Jake arrived into Pamplona in the late afternoon in front of the Hotel Montoya and met Montoya after a customs inspection
  • Bill and Jake learned that Robert Cohn, Michael Campbell and Lady Ashley arrived the day before, that they were at  the pelota and that Jake's and Bill's rooms were ready
  • Montoya said that the bulls would arrive that night, starting at 7 with the "Villar" bulls and the "Miuras" the following day
  • Montoya insisted that Jake was an aficionado and that Jake insisted Bill was an aficionado; Montoya said though that Bill was not an aficionado like Jake was
  • All good bull-fighters stayed at Montoya's hotel and in Montoya's room he had pictures of them dedicated to "Juanito Montoya" or his sister
  • Those pictures of bull-fighters without aficion went into his desk drawer which were thrown away and those with aficion were framed
  • Montoya introduced Jake to some aficionados who found Jake amusing because Jake was American but it was found that he was an aficionado and they had to touch him to make sure it was "certain"
  • Jake said that Montoya could forgive anything of a bull-fighter with aficion and he once forgave Jake of his friends
  • When Jake got back to the room, he talked about the unloading of the bulls with Bill and Jake said that the bulls were unloaded one at time
  • During unloading, Jake said that the steerers were there to make sure that the bulls did not break their horns on the stone walls or "gore each other"
  • Jake and Bill left the Hotel and then went towards the cafe' Iruna and in the square there were two ticket-houses which would sell tickets "the day before the fiesta"
  • Jake and Bill met Michael, Brett and Robert Cohn at the cafe' Iruna; Brett:"Hello, you chaps!"
  • Robert Cohn talked about how he brought Mike and Brett down
  • Mike asked about fishing
  • Bill talked about how he met a war veteran and told everyone his name was Harris which led into a discussion about Mike's participation in the war mostly pressed on by Brett
  • Mike talked about his medals, how he asked his tailor to medals on his uniform for dinner in which the Prince of Wales was supposed to come
  • Someone shot Henry Wilson that night so the Prince of Wales never did and so Mike's medals just ended up in his pocket; Mike thought he didn't tell the story right
  • Mike ended up giving away all of his medals away as souvenirs in a night club
  • Mike sent hundreds of pounds a year to keep his tailor quiet about wanting the medals back until Mike became bankrupt which came "gradually and then suddenly" and from the existence of "false friends" and "creditors"; this led to some bitter letters from Mike's tailor
  • Mike did not want to talk about this "gloomy" subject any more so the lot of them went to see the bulls unloaded
  • As they walked through town, Jake starting walking with Brett and then Robert Cohn joined up on the other side; the route they took to see the bulls was busy
  • As Brett was walking by a wine-shop that sold cheap wine, she even said that's where they would by wine when funds ran low, a woman called three girls to watch Brett
  • They eventually reached the gate of the corrals and gave their tickets so they could go in and watch the bulls, each traveling-box was marked by name and brand of the bull-breeder had one bull in it which came by train from Castile
  • They watched bulls released into the corral and Brett thought that the first bull released was beautiful
  • Jake said that the first bull knew how to use his horns like a "boxer"
  • When the second bull was released, the bull "bull drove" into one of the steers and even though Jake told Brett not to look, she looked with fascination and said she saw the bull use his horns from left to right
  • When all of the bulls were unloaded, they all made a herd except for the one steer that was injured in the beginning
  • Jake, Robert and Brett got a carriage and went to the cafe', Bill and Mike joined them 30 minutes later after having drinks
  • Robert Cohn asked if the last ones unloaded would fight as well as the first ones because they quieted very quickly
  • Jake replied by saying that they knew each other and that they were only "dangerous" as one or two or three of them were together
  • Brett thought the business of bulls was extraordinary
  • Bill thought that all of the bulls looked "dangerous" to him and Jake said that "they only want to kill when they're alone"
  • Mike commented on how "fine" the bulls were and especially the one that hit the steer
  • Mike also said that Robert Cohn would make a good steer because he lived a quiet life and didn't say much even though Robert Cohn said that it would be "no life being a steer"; Bill laughed at this
  • Mike said to Robert Cohn that Mike wanted to hear more from Robert Cohn, something funny to show that he was having a good time
  • Brett said that Mike was drunk and Mike asked Robert Cohn if he was going to follow Brett around like a steer
  • Brett told Mike to shut up and show some "breeding" and Mike said that bulls were the only ones with any breeding
  • Mike said that Brett slept with other people better than Robert Cohn and then Robert Cohn told Mike to shut up as Robert Cohn stood up
  • Mike told Robert Cohn to not act like he was going to hit Mike because it didn't make a difference to him and Mike asked Robert why he followed Brett like a steer which in Mike's eyes was wrong
  • Mike asked Robert Cohn if he knew that he was not wanted
  • Mike asks Robert Cohn why he never gets drunk and tells him that the reason why he didn't have a good time in San Sebastian was because none of Mike's and Brett's friends invited him to any parties; Mike also said that their friends could not be blamed for it
  • Brett was disgusted with Mike's behavior towards Robert Cohn but she said that she was not saying that Robert Cohn was right either
  • Mike didn't like how Robert Cohn "hung around" Brett in San Sebastian which made him "damned well sick" and Brett agreed that Robert Cohn "behaved badly"
  • Mike said that Brett gave Robert Cohn's letters to him to read but he refused and Brett thought it was noble
  • Mike said that he couldn't read any letters, including Brett's
  • Brett told Mike to behave and that he would tell Robert Cohn to behave also
  • Mike told Jake to tell Robert Cohn to behave or "get out" and Jake agreed it would be "nice"
  • Mike said that Robert Cohn called Brett "Circe" because she turns men into swine
  • Jake suggested that they eat and for Mike to act like nothing happened and if Robert Cohn asked anything to say that Mike was "tight"
  • Brett wanted to bathe before dinner
  • They went back to the hotel and Jake spoke with Montoya about the bulls where Jake said the bulls were "nice bulls" and Montoya said "they're not too good" because Montoya thought they didn't "feel" too good; Montoya and Jake both thought the bulls were "all right"
  • Bill and Robert Cohn were in there rooms and Jake joined Bill on his balcony and Bill said Mike had no right to talk like that to Robert Cohn
  • Bill and Jake talked about how the bulls were brought out and to not let Mike get too "tight"
  • The next day was the Miuras and the day after that the fiesta would start
  • Jake and Bill got clean up for supper
  • Supper was a "pleasant meal" and Brett looked lovely, Robert enjoyed the fact that she had been with him, and Mike and Brett were funny and "they were good together"
  • Dinner to Jake was like those remembered from the war with happenings that could not be prevented, "ignored tension" and much wine
  • Jake was happy and it appeared to him that they were all "nice" people

Book 2 Chapter 14:

  • As Jake went to bed and read a book for a while and enough only to let the sensation of the room going around when he closed his eyes pass, he heard Brett and Robert Cohn going to their own rooms; Jake "was very drunk"
  • Jake could not sleep because he was not able to think about things differently in the dark than he did in the light
  • Jake slept with the light on for six months, which he thought was a bright idea
  • Jake said to hell with women and to hell with Lady Ashley
  • Jake thought that women made "awfully swell" friends and that one had to be in love with a woman to have a basis of friendship
  • Jake had been having a Brett for a friend and he thought he was getting something for nothing, but he thought to himself that "the bill" always comes
  • Jake thought that he had paid for everything "that was any good" so he had a "good time" and the world was a good place to buy in
  • In time Jake would think that this philosophy would be as silly as the others that he had
  • He learned what it was all about by finding out "how to live in it"
  • Jake liked to see Mike hurt Robert Cohn and it made him feel disgusted at himself after at himself which he thought was "immorality"
  • Jake thought that Bill and Brett were good drunks, Robert Cohn was never drunk, and Mike was a bad drunk and Mike was "unpleasant" after a certain point
  • Jake thought that English spoken language of the upper classes must have fewer words than the Eskimo/Cherokee even though he did not know Eskimo/Cherokee and it might have been a fine language
  • One phrase to mean everything, the English talked in inflected phrases and Jake approved the way Harris the Englishman spoke although he was not "upper class"
  • Jake began to read again, this time he read "Turgenieff" and with the brandy that he drank he would remember what he read "somewhere" and it would appear to be real;Jake:"That was another good thing you paid for and then had."
  • There were no more rows and the next two days in Pamplona were "quiet"
  • Jake observed the town's preparations for the fiesta
  • Jake observed peasants come in to the market and leave the town with their things that they brought into town on "tall gray motor-buses"
  • In the evening was the paseo, one hour after dinner everyone participated
  • Jake thought it was a quiet life where no one was drunk
  • Jake went with Brett to church and Brett asked to hear Jake at confession but Jake said it was impossible, uninteresting and in a language she didn't know
  • Robert Cohn followed Jake and Brett to church, Robert was "pleasant and nice" and the Jake, Brett and Robert Cohn went to a Gypsy camp and Brett had her fortune told
  • Jake said that they all felt "healthy" and the scenery was beautiful
  • Jake felt friendly towards Robert Cohn
  • On the day before the fiesta, they couldn't be upset on a day like that Jake thought


Book 2 Chapter 15:

  • On July 6, the fiesta "exploded" and peasants at first spent their money at wine-shops because they cared about getting their money's worth, but later in the fiesta it would not matter where they shopped and how much things costed
  • There were many people at the 11o'clock mass because San Fermin is also a religious festival
  • Jake met with Bill and Robert Cohn at the cafe before noon and Jake drank Sherry
  • A rocket burst above the Theatre Gayarre signifying the start of the fiesta and many people were in the arcade and in the square
  • Pipes, fifes and drums signaled  riau riau being played and there were dancers open the fiesta
  • Children followed a man with a reed-pipe and bill said that he must have been the village idiot
  • A group of dancers, all men, were dressed in blue smocks and held a banner that read "Hurray for wine! Hurray for the foreigners"
  • Robert asked where the foreigners were and Bill said that Bill and Robert were the foreigners
  • The fiesta went on for seven days and there was non-stop drinking, dancing and loud noise where you had to shout to get a "remark" out
  • In the afternoon there was a "big religious procession" where San Fermin was translated from one church to another and which included riau-riau dancers, "great giants"
  • They started into the church but Brett was stopped because she had no hat
  • They went into town and Bill and Jake were put into a circle to dance and people were chanting
  • Brett wanted to dance too but the people in the town wouldn't let her because they wanted her to be an "image" to dance around
  • The dance ended with a "riau-riau" and then they were rushed into a wine-shop where they stood except for Brett who sat on a wine-cask while men sang
  • Jake tried to pay for the wine from the casks but one of the men would not let him pay for it
  • The dancers did not want Jake to leave to get leather wine-bottles, three were teaching Brett how to drink from a wine-skin and someone was teaching Bill a song
  • Jake finally convinced the dancers that he would be back and he bought 2 wine-skins (1 rather large) for eight pesetas which apparently was cheap
  • Jake got back to the wine-shop, had his new wine-skins filled and also found out that Brett and Bill were in a back room
  • A man bought Jake a drink and in return Jake let the man have "a rinse of the mouth" from the new wine-bag
  • Brett and Bill were on barrels surrounded by dancers, Mike was eating Tuna, chopped onions and vinegar with several men who were also drinking and mopping up the vinegar and oil with bread
  • Mike introduced Jake to the men at the table and someone went to get Jake a fork
  • Brett told Jake not to eat their dinner but a man said to eat because that's what the food was there for 
  • The procession passed by, the music could be heard above the singing and everyone drank from big wine-bottle that Jake got
  • Jake wondered where Robert Cohn was and Bill said that he was dead, Brett said that Robert Cohn was put somewhere because he passed out
  • Jake ,with Mike's interpretation to a Anis del Mono man, found Robert Cohn sleeping on some wine-casks in a back room with a big wreath of twisted garlics on his chest and they let him sleep
  • Two hours later, Robert Cohn appeared and Robert Cohn said that he must have been sleeping and Bill said that he had been dead
  • They wanted to eat and Brett wanted to take a bath 
  • Mike mentioned how much everyone drank except for Robert Cohn for he was saying that Robert Cohn had slept instead
  • Sky rockets were going up in the air and the square was full of people and the people in the center were dancing
  • They had a "big meal" at the hotel that was double the price as normal and with more choices
  • Instead of staying up all night so he could see the bulls at 6am, Jake went to sleep at 4am on one of the beds in Robert Cohn's room because Jake had lost his key; everyone else stayed up
  • Jake slept until the rocket went off signifying the release of the bulls and he watched men running and then bulls "running together"
  • Another rocket went off to signify that all the bulls made to the bull-ring and Jake thought about that the rest of the group must have been at the bull-ring and went back to bed to sleep
  • When Robert Cohn came back to the room, he woke up Jake and Jake asked Robert Cohn if he "saw the show"
  • Robert Cohn said that they were all there and after Jake asked if anyone got hurt, Robert Cohn said that six or eight people got hurt thanks to a bull getting in the crowd
  • Jake wished he was up and asked where they stayed up and Robert Cohn said at a club
  • Jake said he watched the bulls go through from the balcony
  • They went to lunch and then to the cafe' Iruna where things seemed more crowded that there was a hum at the cafe' that didn't exist until now and that they were "part of it"
  • Bill told Robert Cohn how to watch the horses so he wouldn't mind them, but Robert Cohn told Bill that he wasn't worried about standing it as much as he was about becoming bored
  • Jake told Brett how to watch the horses and Brett was worried about getting through it; Mike said he'd take care of her
  • Jake went back to the hotel to get a wine-skin and glasses (binoculars) and Bill went with him
  • Bill was irritated with Robert Cohn and his "Jewish Superiority" because Robert Cohn thought that the only emotion that he would get was boredom
  • Jake said that Bill and Jake would watch Robert Cohn through the glasses
  • At the hotel, Jake and Bill met Montoya who suggested that they meet Pedro Romero who was in room eight getting dressed for the bull-fight
  • Pedro Romero was "the best looking boy" that Jake had ever seen and seemed dignified to Jake
  • Pedro Romero acknowledged that Jake was going to the bull-fight
  • Jake and Montoya said to each other how much they liked the boy, Pedro Romero and Montoya said he looked like a "torero" but to see how he does in the ring
  • After getting the field-glasses and the wine-bottle, Bill and Jake sat near Montoya.
  • Jake and Montoya agreed that Pedro Romero was the real thing by Montoya nodding his head 
  • Jake and Bill looked through the field-glasses and found that Brett, Robert Cohn and Mike were all right
  • After the fight, they moved with the crowd, music and dancers until they reached the cafe' where they drank and watched the crown and dancers
  • Bill asked what kind of dancing it was and Jake said it was a sort of jota which bill liked
  • Mike and Brett were impressed by Pedro Romero and Brett especially liked his green pants
  • Mike called Brett and "extraordinary wench" because she couldn't keep her eyes off of the horses no matter what happened to the horses
  • Mike said that Robert Cohn was quite green and Robert Cohn said that he was bothered by the first horse
  • Bill asked Robert Cohn if he was bored and Robert Cohn agreed that he was not bored
  • Robert Cohn called Brett a sadist but Mike said that she was just a "healthy wench" with a "healthy stomach"
  • They talked about how much of a fine spectacle it was to watch a bull-fight
  • Brett talked about sitting lower and Mike said it was because she wanted to sit closer to the bull-fighters
  • Brett and Jake talked about how much they liked Pedro Romero as a bull-fighter
  • Of the three bull-fighters, Romero was the best and Jake explained to Brett why she liked Romero's cape-work over the others
  • Jake told Brett that Romero never made any contortions and had a "purity of line" which gave "real emotion"
  • Romero never had to emphasize the closeness of the bulls
  • Mike, Brett and Jake complemented Pedro Romero's bull-fighting skills and then jokingly put him down so that Brett would not fall in love with the bull-fighter; Mike:"Drunk all day and spend all their time beating their poor old mothers."
  • They hitched the mules to the bull and they pulled the bull out the red gate and "swept a swath smoothly across the sand"
  • Jake said that this would be the last one but Brett said "Not really."
  • Again close in with the crowd, Brett noticed how much a bull-fight could tire someone, but Mike said that she would get a drink implying that she would be fine after a drink
  • Pedro Romero did not fight the next day
  • "It was Miura bulls, and a very bad bull-fight"
  • The next day after that there was no bull-fight, but the fiesta continued "all day and all night"

Book 2 Chapter 16:

  • It rained but the fiesta kept on under covers
  • People "crowded" under the covered seats of the bull-ring to watch Basque and Navarrais dancers and singers
  • Afterward, the Val Carlos dancers in their costumes danced down the street in the rain with costumes, drums, and band chief's horses getting wet
  • The crowd and dancers stayed in cafe's for shelter
  • While shaving for dinner, Jake was interrupted by Montoya and they talked about no bulls that day because of the rain
  • Montoya asked Jake where Jake's friends were and Jake said they were at the Iruna
  • Montoya asked if Jake knew the American Ambassador and he said that everybody did and that he knew that he was in town to Montoya
  • Montoya asked embarrassingly that they were at the Grand Hotel and that they wanted Pedro Romero and Marcial Lalanda to join them for coffee that night after dinner; Jake:"it can't hurt Marcial any"
  • Montoya said that Marcial had been in San Sebastian all day and that he drove in a car with Marquez that morning; he didn't think they would be back that night
  • Jake told Montoya not to give the message for after dinner coffee to Pedro Romero
  • Montoya wanted to ask Jake if he should give the message to Pedro Romero because Jake was American and Jake said that he would do just that and not give Pedro Romero the message
  • Montoya did not want the boy to be take advantage and Jake tells him that it's easy to not expose Pedro Romero to such people by not giving Pedro Romero the message
  • Montoya tells Jake that Pedro Romero is such a "fine boy" and that he should stay "with his own people";Montoya:"He shouldn't mix in that stuff."
  • After going outside to walk around the square and through the arcades in the rain, Jake looked for them in the cafe' Iruna but eventually found them in the downstairs dining room of the hotel
  • Jake did not eat nor drink with them as he was well behind
  • Bill, as a joke, bought Mike 12 shoe shines from many bootblacks bootblacks;Mike:"Bill's a yell of laughter."
  • As Jake was a "little uncomfortable" about the shoe shining activity, he looked around and eventually was invited by Pedro Romero to meet Pedro Romero's friend who was a bull-fight critic from Madrid and Jake told Pedro Romero how much he "liked his work"
  • The critic asked Jake about words that he was not sure of such as the English translation for Corrida de toros which meant "running of the bulls" and the fact that there was no Spanish word for bull-fight
  • Pedro Romero was born in Ronda and he learned English in Gibraltar; Ronda was not far from Gibraltar
  • Pedro Romero was only in bull-fighting for three years and started bull-fighting in Malaga
  • Jake mentioned to Pedro Romero that he saw him in the bull-ring three times but Jake only saw him twice but did not want to explain the mistake
  • Jake lied about seeing Pedro Romero in Madrid because Pedro Romero had asked at what other time did Jake see him
  • In an unconceited way, Pedro Romero told the critic that he would show him his work if the bull was good
  • Pedro Romero told Jake that the critic did not like Pedro's work
  • The critic explained that he did like Pedro Romero's work but that it was incomplete
  • Pedro said to the critic to wait for a good bull the next day and then he will show him good work
  • The critic asked Jake if he saw the bulls for the next day and Jake said that he saw them being unloaded
  • Pedro asked Jake what he thought of the bulls and he said that the bulls were "very nice" with very short horns and about "twenty-six arrobas"
  • The critic said that they wouldn't way 26 arrobas and Pedro Romero agreed
  • The critic said that the bulls had bananas for horns but Pedro Romero and Jake disagreed with the critic
  • When Brett said that Jake had deserted them, Jake said that he was talking "bulls"
  • After Jake said that Mike was drunk to Pedro Romero and after Brett said something about introducing his friends to Pedro Romero and the bull-fight critic, Jake invited them for coffee
  • They all sat at a big table and Jake introduced them "all around" and Mike ordered Fundador and glasses;"drunken talking" followed
  • Bill told Jake to tell Pedro Romero that he was "ashamed" of being a writer
  • Pedro Romero sat next to Brett listening to her and Jake introduced Bill and Robert Cohn as writers
  • Pedro Romero was impressed by the writers and how Bill looked like Villalta
  • Pedro Romero referred to Mike as "the drunken one" and when he asked Jake what Mike did he said that he did nothing; Pedro said that's why Mike drank
  • Mike was drunk and he told Jake to tell Pedro Romero that "bulls have no balls" and that Brett wanted to see him in his green pants
  • Pedro Romero talked to Brett in Spanish and "a little English" while Brett spoke in French
  • Mike went on about what Brett wanted and Jake told him to "pipe down" which was something that Pedro Romero understood
  • Montoya came into the room and saw Brett with bare shoulders and the other drunken men including Pedro Romero and disapprovingly left the room without even a nod
  • Mike was going to toast to something but Jake intercepted it and everyone ended up toasting Pedro Romero who left after the toast with the critic
  • Brett enjoyed looking at Pedro Romero especially in his clothes and called him a "lovely boy"
  • Jake told Mike to shut up because Mike was accusing Jake of interrupting him
  • Mike asked Robert Cohn if he amounted to anything and if he belonged with them, people who wanted to have fun
  • Mike asked Robert Cohn to say if he thought Brett wanted Robert Cohn with them and why he didn't say anything
  • Robert Cohn said that he had covered that the other night
  • Mike asked Robert Cohn why he didn't see when he was not wanted and Mike told Robert to "go away"
  • Jake said for everyone to go to the Iruna
  • Robert Cohn looked insulted but was "almost" enjoying it because "it was his affair with a lady of title."
  • Mike and Robert Cohn almost had a fight over the issue over Brett and Robert was "ready to do battle" with Mike for Brett
  • It had stopped raining and people were listening to the band and watching fireworks, but it was too wet in the square for dancing
  • They watched Don Manuel Orquito, the fireworks king light complicated fireworks
  • They went to the cafe' but it was too crowded and so Bill said for them to leave
  • English and Americans from Biarritz were scattered about in sport clothes of which Bill's friend was a part
  • Bill and Mike went to the pub called the Bar Milano and bought a bottle of Fundador and Bill, Mike and Bill's lady friend all went arm in arm to the cafe'
  • Robert Cohn went to bed because Brett told him if he was "tight" then he should go to bed
  • Jake and Brett talked about how Robert Cohn was bringing down the fun in the event and that Robert was behaving "badly"
  • Brett started to talk about Mike's bad behavior but Jake said that it was hard on Mike watching Robert Cohn and Brett together; Brett said she knew
  • Brett and Jake went for a walk and during the walk they both said that they "hated" Robert Cohn and then they watched the scenery lit by the moon
  • On the walk back through the park, Jake said that he still loved Brett and Brett said that she was falling in love with Pedro Romero which she thinks is making her lose her self-respect for herself
  • Brett asks Jake to help her through it and then they go to look for Pedro Romero
  • Brett and Jake find Pedro Romero in the cafe and he acknowledges them with a bow
  • Brett keeps on telling herself that she's being mean but she's always done what she "wanted"
  • Pedro Romero, while smoking a cigar which he enjoyed doing, came over the Brett and Jake's table and greeted Jake and Brett
  • Pedro Romero felt like Brett was offering her hand but he wanted to be sure and not make a "mistake"
  • Jake asked if he fought the next day and Pedro Romero said yes and they found out that Algabeno was hurt in Madrid that day but not badly
  • Brett read Pedro Romero's hand asked her to say that he would live always, that he would be a millionaire and if she saw any bulls in his hand
  • Brett said that there were thousands of bulls and Pedro Romero said to Jake in Spanish that it was good at a thousand duros a piece
  • Brett said that Pedro Romero's hand was a good hand and that he would live a long time
  • Pedro Romero said that he was never going to die
  • Pedro Romero said that bulls were his friends and when Brett asked him if he killed his own friends, he said yes before they kill him in English
  • Pedro Romero said that he must not let anyone know that he speaks English because bull-fighters are not like that
  • When Brett asked what bull-fighters were like, Pedro Romero laughed and said that he must forget English
  • Brett wanted a hat like the one Pedro Romero was wearing and he said he would get one for her that night
  • Jake stood up and said that he was going to look for their friends and Pedro Romero understood why he was doing that
  • Brett told Pedro Romero to sit down because she wanted to learn Spanish
  • When Jake came back to look in the cafe', Brett and Pedro Romero were gone and the empty coffee glasses and the three empty cognac-glasses remained
  • A waiter took the glasses and mopped the table

Book 2 Chapter 17:

  • Jake finds Mike, Bill and Edna (Bill's friend)  outside the Bar Milano and finds out that Edna had kept Bill and Mike out of four fights
  • Mike, Bill and Edna had been thrown out of the Bar Milano by the police
  • Mike says that he hates the English and calls them stupid; Edna also calls them stupid
  • Bill says that no one could insult Mike
  • Jake says that Mike, Bill and Edna and himself should go to the Suizo
  • Bill disappears on their way to the Suizo
  • Someone called the police to keep Mike out of the back room of the Bar Milano and Jake thought it was probably because Mike owed them money
  • There were probably bitter people in the back room of the Bar Milano from Cannes that "had known" Mike
  • People were waiting in front of the ticket booths "out in the square" to buy tickets for the bull-fight in the morning
  • While at the Cafe' Suizo drinking Fundador, Mike and Jake were confronted by Robert Cohn about Brett's location
  • Mike said to Robert Cohn that Brett was with the matador on their honeymoon
  • Jake said that he would not let Robert Cohn know about her location and Robert Cohn called Jake a pimp
  • Robert Cohn says that he would make Jake tell him about Brett's whereabouts
  • Robert Cohn knocks out Mike and Jake and Edna wishes that Bill was there to get knocked out too because Bill was so big
  • Mike wished that Robert Cohn hit a waiter because he would have liked to have seen Robert Cohn in jail
  • Edna said that Mike did not mean that but Mike said he did because he didn't like being "knocked about"
  • Mike said that he never played games and never liked to hunt for fear of the horse falling on him
  • Edna said that Mike was nice and they told each other that owed lots of money;Edna:"Tons."
  • Mike said that he borrowed one hundred pesetas from Montoya that night and said he would pay it back
  • Jake made it back to the hotel on his own and thought it had changed and looked changed; Edna and Mike wanted to come with Jake to the hotel but Jake told them to stay at the cafe'
  • Jake felt that his feet sounded a "great distance" away and it took a long time for him to walk across the square and up the stairs; he felt as if he was carrying his suitcase
  • Bill, drunk, met Jake in the hall and Bill told Jake that Robert Cohn wanted to see Jake
  • Jake went up the stairs with his "phantom suitcase" to Robert Cohn's room where Jake found Robert Cohn in a dark room lying face down on his bed, crying
  • Jake would not allow Robert Cohn to call him "Jake" and Jake thought that he needed a "deep, hot bath"
  • Robert Cohn was lying down in his white polo shirt and asked Jake to forgive him because it was because he "couldn't stand it about Brett"
  • Robert Cohn said that Jake was the only friend that he had and that he loved Brett
  • Brett and Robert Cohn lived in San Sebastian together and now she treated Robert Cohn like a "perfect stranger" and now everything was gone
  • Jake forgave Robert Cohn and said that it was "all right."
  • Jake and Robert Cohn shook hands and Robert Cohn said he would be gone in the morning
  • Robert Cohn asked Jake if he was "all right" and Jake said he was 
  • Jake found the bathroom but couldn't take a bath because the taps did not work so he went to bed
  • Jake woke up to band music, people going to the bull-ring and people waiting to get tickets at 7am
  • Jake remembered he remembered to take Edna to watch the bulls go through the street and into the ring
  • Jake went to the cafe' to find out that Mike, Bill and Edna had been there and left so he had coffee and things were much clearer to him except for his headache
  • Jake watched the bulls run towards the bull-ring and saw two men injured by bulls and another two men dragged off by police so they wouldn't get hurt
  • Jake went back to the cafe' to have coffee and buttered toast and he was asked by a waiter if anything happened at "encierro"
  • Jake described the man who was "badly cogido" with his hands and the waiter said that it was all for sport, all for pleasure
  • Jake asked the waiter if he was an aficionado and the waiter said that they were brute animals
  • The waiter said that the man had a cornada "right through the back"..."For fun"; The waiter and Jake found out the man had died from two men passing by and the waiter said that there was no fun in that for him
  • The man who died was named Vicente Girones and his wife and two children came down; there was a service in the chapel of San Fermin, a procession that included dancers and drinkers and then the body was taken by train back to Vicente's home town of Tafalla
  • The bull who killed the man was Bocanegra who was then killed by Pedro Romero
  • Pedro Romero was given the cut bull's ear from Bocanegra and in turn he gave the ear to Brett who kept the ear in the drawer of her bed-table in the Hotel Montoya in Pamplona
  • Jake estimated that he must have went to bed at 3:30 and was awakened by band music at 6:00
  • Jake's jaw hurt from getting punched by Robert Cohn and Jake wished that Robert Cohn had punched someone the first time he got insulted and then gone away
  • Robert Cohn thought that Robert Cohn would stay because he was "sure" he loved Brett
  • Mike and Bill came up to Jake's room and Bill ordered some beer and talked about Mike and Jake getting knocked out by Robert Cohn
  • Mike talked about how Robert Cohn "massacred" Pedro Romero in the bull-fighter's room and how Robert Cohn wanted to marry Brett
  • Mike found amusing that Robert Cohn kept on knocking down, about fifteen times, Pedro Romero and Pedro Romero kept on getting up
  • Mike talked about how he found out about all of what happened to Pedro Romero from Brett
  • Robert Cohn said that he wouldn't Pedro Romero so Pedro Romero hit Robert Cohn as hard as he could and then sat on the floor
  • Pedro Romero said that he would kill Robert Cohn if he helped him up onto the bed, but that he would kill him anyway if he wasn't gone in the morning
  • Mike emphasized that Robert Cohn wanted to shake Pedro Romero's hand, Brett wouldn't let it happen and then Pedro Romero hit him in the face again
  • Mike said that Brett liked taking care of people and that she was taking care of Romero
  • Mike said that the fact she liked taking care of people was the reason why she found Mike this morning
  • Mike drank lots of beer during this whole story
  • Brett said that she had a hell of a happy life with the "British aristocracy!"
  • Mike mentioned that the person that Brett got her title from was a sailor of the Ninth baronet and would always make Brett sleep on the floor because he wouldn't sleep on a bed
  • Mike said that when things got "really bad" for Ashley the sailor, he would tell Brett that he would kill her and slept with a revolver which Brett would remove the bullets from when he went to sleep
  • Mike said that Brett didn't have an "absolutely happy life" and it was too bad because "she enjoys things so."
  • Mike said that he was going to get plenty of sleep because they got way too little sleep during these fiestas, went to his room and ordered beer and Fundador from the chambermaid
  • Bill said he was going to bed too and told Mike to meet them at the Iruna
  • Before going to bed, Bill talked about their cross with a nasty acting man that once helped pay Brett and Mike out of Cannes
  • Bill said that no one should have the right to "say things about Mike" and Jake said that that's what makes it bad
  • Bill told Jake that no one was killed in the ring but that someone was badly hurt
  • Jake told Bill that a man was killed "outside in the runway"

Book 2 Chapter 18:

  • This was the last day of the fiesta and there were many people coming for the bull-fight including ones riding motor-cars from San Sebastian and Biarritz
  • People in the motor-cars were being absorbed into the crowd, in the cafe's men were singing, and music could be heard
  • Jake saw Brett through the crowd and she was acting like the fiesta was for her
  • Bill told Brett that Robert Cohn was gone and that he hired a car
  • Bill, Brett and Jake were drinking beer this time 
  • Brett asked Jake if he was hurt by Robert Cohn and Jake said no, that he was just knocked down
  • Brett said that Pedro Romero was hurt badly by Robert Cohn and that he would not leave the room
  • Pedro Romero was still going to fight and Brett wanted to go the bull-fight with Jake
  • Having not listened to Brett, Mike made fun of Brett and her relationships with Pedro Romero and Robert Cohn
  • Brett wanted to leave with Jake and leave Mike to himself and his insults
  • Brett told Mike that Pedro Romero was "damned well" and to watch him that afternoon
  • Brett said that Pedro Romero's people were mad about her and that she would not see him until after lunch at the fight
  • Brett told Jake that she would eat lunch with Pedro Romero
  • Brett looked "radiant" and she walked with Jake to a cross-street that led to the Paseo de Sarasate but Brett did not want to go there and get stares yet
  • Brett wanted the wind to go down so it would be better for Pedro Romero
  • Brett and Jake went to San Fermin's to pray but Brett got nervous and Jake and Brett left
  • Brett said that she was not worried about Pedro Romero and that she felt happy about him
  • Brett said that prayer was helpful for some people and not others
  • Jake said that praying helped him and Brett said that praying never did her any good
  • Jake said he was "pretty religious"
  • Jake and Brett went back to the hotel and she was happy and carefree
  • The German maitre d'hotel was there to greet them and Brett said to save a table for three, but the maitre d'hotel said that it probably would be better for a table of 2
  • It was then that Brett knew Mike must not have been good when he got back to the hotel and where she said that she was not going to dine at the hotel
  • Jake said that he would see Brett at the cafe' and Brett and Jake passed Montoya and he bowed but did not smile
  • Brett thanked Jake for the walk 
  • Brett went to Pedro Romero's room and walked into it without knocking
  • Jake went to Mike's room and found the room and Mike in disarray still talking about Brett getting a bull-fighter and Robert Cohn going away
  • Jake and Bill went to eat but not where the snotty German was
  • Jake and Bill went to a restaurant on a side street off of the square were only men were eating, smoking and singing; food was good
  • Jake and Bill went to meet Brett at the Cafe' and she said Mike was asleep 
  • When the crowd made its way to the bull-ring, Jake, Bill and Brett made their way with it
  • Brett sat between Jake and Bill and they sat directly above the callejon
  • Brett was "absorbed" by the operations of the bull-fight which included preparations by the sword-handlers and bull-ring servants
  • Brett wondered about the muletas and how one doesn't mind the blood
  • Brett and Jake took turns looking through the "glasses" and they watched the three matadors (Romero, Belmonte, and Marcial) and the President through them
  • Romero handed up his gold-brocaded cape up to Brett and Jake told Brett to spread it in front of her
  • A man sitting next to Jake said for Brett to not spread it but to keep it in her lap, which she did
  • Bill, Brett and Jake noticed how badly Pedro Romero was and Brett said that he should be in bed
  • Belmonte was the first to fight and people expected much from him because he was paid well and people waited all night to buy tickets to see him
  • Belmonte was know to enter the "terrain of the bull" which was dangerous and gave the "sensation of coming tragedy"
  • Belmonte "imposed" conditions such as smaller bulls and bulls with smaller horns which took away from the "sensation of coming tragedy" so people sneered and insulted him
  • When Belmonte had addressed the President, he then had his sword wiped, leaned on the barrera, took in some water, took his cape and went back into the ring
  • The public was for Pedro Romero and he was applauded from the barrera to the bull
  • Belmonte came to compete Marcial
  • Romero was considered smooth, calm and beautiful, something onle Belmonte could only do "sometimes"
  • Belmonte no longer had "the greatness" and Pedro Romero had "the greatness"
  • Jake thought that Pedro Romero loved bulls and Brett
  • Pedro Romero was out that afternoon to be matador to strengthen himself but he also did it for Brett thought Jake
  • The three matadors took turns after the bull charged at the picador.
  • The picador thrust the steel point of the hickory shaft into the shoulder of the bull after Romero caught its attention with his colored cape and made the bull "bleed" for Belmonte
  • The bull did not want to charge the horse so Pedro Romero took him out with his cape softly and smoothly
  • He made four "veronicas" and a half "veronica" to almost lull the bull to sleep to the cheers of the audience
  • Pedro Romero was perfect with his own bulls and with one of the bulls he could see how its seeing was impaired so he only was able to do perfect bull-fighting and not brilliant bull-fighting
  • The crowd wanted this bull that had problems seeing changed because nothing "fine" could happen with such a bull, but the President would not change the bull
  • Brett found out that they didn't change out the bull because the bull had already been paid for and "they" didn't want to lose their money; Brett thought it was unfair to Pedro Romero
  • Brett and Biarritz crowd didn't like to see Pedro Romero fight this bull that had problems with its vision because it made Pedro Romero look afraid of the bull
  • Pedro Romero had to move in so close with this bull because the bull had to see his body and then Pedro Romero had to shift the bull's charge from his body to the "flannel"
  • The crowd preferred Belmonte's imitation of his former self or Marcial's imitation of Belmonte to Pedro Romero's odd side stepping method
  • Pedro Romero kills the bull, acknowledges the President, and the sword handler calls the bull a "bad one"
  • When Pedro Romero went against a "big bull", one with horns and one that recharged "easily and surely", that's what he wanted in a bull
  • The crowd didn't want Pedro Romero to stop with his smooth, slow movements with no "tricks or mystifications"
  • Pedro Romero killed this bull as he had wanted, not as he had been forced to with the other "bad" bull
  • People in the crowd and the President waved their handkerchiefs 
  • Pedro Romero's brother cut the ear and gave it to Pedro Romero
  • Boys danced circles around Pedro Romero and around the bull
  • Pedro Romero gave the strong bull's ear to Brett
  • The crowd was all about Pedro Romero and they lifted him through the gate 
  • Bill, Brett and Jake went back to the hotel to find Belmonte with his manager and two other men who were "tough-looking" and "business-like"
  • Belmonte said very little except for answering questions and ate very little 
  • Bill and Jake were tired and took a bull-fight "very hard"
  • Bill wanted an absinthe from the cafe'
  • It was the last day of the fiesta, people were in the square, fireworks were readied, boys watched, a crowd gathered outside the cafe' and there was music and dancing
  • Bill and Jake drank absinthe which made the fiesta seem better and they both did not know where Edna was
  • Bill was sorry that Robert Cohn had an "awful time" while Jake didn't really care although he did say that Robert Cohn probably went back to Paris to get back together with his girl named Frances
  • Jake and Bill both enjoyed the fiesta and Bill called it a "wonderful nightmare"
  • Jake felt like "hell" and he drank more throughout the night but did not feel any better
  • Jake went back to hotel to find Mike in Brett's room and Mike said that Brett had gone off with Pedro Romero
  • Mike said that she should not have gone off with Pedro Romero and that Brett had wanted to say good-bye to Jake before she left on the 7o'clock train
  • Jake said "no" as to agree with Mike that Brett should not have gone with Pedro Romero
  • Mike and Jake both agreed that they were both "blind"
  • Jake heard the fiesta going on and went to lie on his bed which did not mean anything to him
  • Bill and Mike came to get him for a meal but Jake pretended to sleep
  • Jake watched dancing in the square, got cleaned up, felt better and then joined Mike and Bill for a meal and it "seemed as if six people were missing"

Book 3 Chapter 19:

  • The fiesta had ended and there were no more people down on the streets and post-fiesta cleaning had begun
  • Jake sat in a wicker chair and watched a waiter in a blue apron tear down schedules from the pillars of the arcade
  • The fiesta was over Jake was thinking to himself
  • Bill came over to sit at Jake's table and said "it's all over."
  • Bill talked about getting a car and going back to Paris
  • Jake talked about staying out another week, possibly San Sebastian
  • Bill told Jake that Mike was going to go to Saint Jean de Luz
  • Jake and Bill decided to get a car and the three of them would go to Bayonne where Bill would buy a ticket
  • After lunch they paid the bill but Montoya did not come near them
  • They left Pamplona and Jake and Mike drank Fundador of which Jake only took a couple of drinks
  • They arrived at Bayonne and bought Bill's ticket to Paris while leaving his luggage at the station
  • The three of them drove to Biarritz and drank at a very Ritz place and played poker dice
  • When it came time to pay for the bill, Mike could not pay for it and had only twenty francs
  • Mike said he could live on a "tick" at the pub in St. Jean
  • Bill asked about the car and Mike said it didn't matter if he kept it or not; Mike:"Seems sort of idiotic."
  • Mike talked about Brett's money and how she didn't have any because she gave it all to Mike to pay off Montoya
  • The three of them drove along the coast among which they drove through Saint Jean de Luz and then it was time for Bill to go back
  • They dropped off Mike at his hotel and Mike said to Jake and Bill that it was a "damned fine fiesta"
  • He called Jake and Bill "damned nice"
  • Bill, Jake and Mike shook hands good-bye
  • Bill and Jake arrived in Bayonne just in time for Bill's train and Jake saw him off at the gates to the inner tracks
  • Jake asked the driver of the car to take him to the Hotel Panier Fleuri where he paid the driver two hundred pesetas plus tip
  • Jake rubbed the rod-case through the dust that the car was powdered with as a final connection with Spain and the fiesta
  • Jake stayed in the same room that Bill, Robert Cohn and Jake stayed while in Bayonne which seemed a long time ago
  • Jake washed then went out into town where he felt "strange" to be in France again because it felt "safe" and "suburban
  • Jake wished he had gone to Paris with Bill but that meant that he would be doing more "fiesta-ing"
  • Jake knew it would be quiet in San Sebastian because the season didn't open there until August
  • Jake would use the "fine beach" in San Sebastian and there were trees along the promenade of the beach 
  • Jake would go to the Cafe' Marinas and listen to music
  • Jake ate and drank in the restaurant inside the Cafe' Marinas and he found it "pleasant" to drink alone
  • Jake found it nice to be in a country where it was easy to make someone happy as he did the waiter by just overtipping; Jake was glad to be back in France
  • Jake tipped everyone in the hotel to buy some loyalty there but did not tip the porter at the station because he didn't think he would see him again; Jake wanted some loyal people if he should ever return
  • Jake took the train bound for San Sebastian and at Irun he had to show his passport to return to Spain
  • Jake felt like a fool for returning back to Spain because one could not tell about anything there but life in France was "simple"
  • Jake enjoyed the look and feel of San Sebastian and he went to a hotel to a room with a balcony; he had stayed at that hotel before
  • Jake unpacked and cleaned-up in his hotel room and gained an hour in time in San Sebastian
  • Jake filled out a police bulletin, wrote the Hotel Montoya to forward mail and telegrams to his address at the hotel, "calculated" how many days he would be in San Sebastian and told the office to hold mail and forward telegrams to him at San Sebastian and then he ate at the dining-room
  • Jake went to the Concha to enjoy the beach, went around the harbor to the casino and then drank, read and people-watched at the Cafe Marinas 
  • Jake went back to the hotel for supper and found out that a bicycle race, the Tour du Pays Basque, and he ate near them and watched how they interacted with each other at dinner
  • Jake had a coffee on the terrasse with the team manager of one of the "big bicycle manufacturers" and the manager talked about how great a sport bicycling was; the manager Jake thought knew road-racing 
  • Jake swam and floated in the water the next day and he wanted to swim across the bay but was afraid of "cramp"
  • Jake watched people on the beach and then dove into the water from his raft
  • Jake got dressed, went to the hotel, in an easy chair read sporting magazines to catch up on French sporting life and then received a telegram forwarded from Paris from Brett that said she wanted him to come down to Hotel Montana Madrid because she was in trouble
  • Jake opened another telegram that was forwarded from Pamplona which read the same as the other telegram from Paris that he just received
  • Jake made arrangements to go to Madrid on the Sud express and that meant that his stay at San Sebastian was "all shot to hell"
  • Jake sent Brett a telegram that told her that he would arrive on the Sud express the next day in Madrid
  • Jake was thinking about how he sent Brett off with one man, introduced her to the next man she left with and had to bring her back; he signed the telegram "with love" and went to lunch
  • Jake did not sleep much on the Sud express and watched scenery along the way until the train stopped at the Norte station
  • Jake noticed that Madrid was like a country town and took a cab to the Hotel Montana
  • The staff at the hotel was "rigidly selectioned" and so Jake didn't have to worry about his bags being stolen
  • Lady Ashley wanted to see Jake right away in her room
  • When Jake saw her, she was brushing her hair and her room was in disarray in a manner left only by someone who had always been taken care of by servants
  • Jake and Brett kissed and then she told Jake that she sent away Pedro Romero
  • Jake and Brett agreed to not talk about the situation with Pedro Romero but they continued anyway
  • Brett talked about how Pedro Romero was ashamed of her, how they "ragged" about her at the cafe', and how Pedro wanted her to grow out her hair; she scoffed at the suggestion of having long hair and how Pedro Romero said it would make her look "more womanly"
  • Pedro Romero eventually was not ashamed of Brett anymore and tried to give her money which she refused to take 
  • Brett didn't want to take Pedro Romero's money
  • She again said that She and Jake should not talk about it anymore, but she continued on again
  • When Pedro Romero asked her to marry him she refused that too especially since she couldn't even marry Mike Campbell
  • Jake said that may be that marrying Brett would make him "Lord Ashley"
  • Brett said that Pedro Romero really wanted to marry her and that he did it to keep Brett from leaving him
  • Brett said that Pedro Romero had cut out Robert Cohn which Jake said good
  • Brett said that she was thirty-four and that she didn't want to ruin children
  • Brett started to cry and Jake put his arms around her
  • Brett told Jake that they shouldn't talk about "it" anymore
  • Brett said to Jake that she wanted to go back to Mike because he was "so damned nice" and "so damned awful"
  • Brett said to Jake not to talk about it again
  • When they left the Hotel Montana, Brett said to let it go and that it didn't matter
  • The went to the Palace Hotel where they made arrangement to be in berths on the Sud Express for the night and then had a cocktail at the bar
  • Brett and Jake thought about how nice bars could be as they drank Martinis
  • Brett made a note that Pedro Romero was only 19; they had more martinis and Brett said how good the first martinis were
  • Brett talked about Pedro Romero again
  • Brett said that Pedro Romero only cared about bull-fighting and Jake said to give him time
  • Brett said that she felt "good"
  • Brett and Jake had a couple more martinis and then they ate at Botin's because Jake had thought that the hotel food was "rotten"
  • Brett did not eat much but Jake ate and drank a great deal
  • As they were drinking rioja alta, Brett said that Jake didn't need to get drunk
  • Jake asked Brett if she wanted to go for a ride and Brett said yes to seeing Madrid
  • Jake finished the last of the rioja alta
  • Into the hot day Jake and Brett went and they sat close to each other in a taxi which turned out onto the Gran Via
  • As the car slowed to react to a mounted policeman directing traffic, Brett pressed against Jake
  • Brett said that Jake and Brett could have had a damned good time together
  • Jake agreed and asked Brett if it was "pretty to think so"
  • THE END

Other Notes:

  • The San Fermin festival takes place between 6th of July to the 14th of July with non-stop music and celebration which has the daily morning event of the Bull Run, otherwise known as "the running of the bulls or encierro" and a nightly bull fight
  • Pamplona is the famous city for the San Fermin festival
  • Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Sun Also Rises" gives great fame to this tradition
  • San Sebastian is the capital city of Guipuscoa located in the the Basque Country of Spain
  • Paris is the capital of France and is France's largest city which is located on the river Seine in the northern region of France.
 


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