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Observation

“She screamed just as Nick and the two Indians followed his father and Uncle George into the shanty. She lay in the lower bunk, very big under a quilt. Her head turned to one side. In the upper bunk was her husband. He had cut his foot very badly with an ax three days before. He was smoking a pipe. The room smelled very bad.”

Hemingway, Ernest. In Our Time. New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1958. Print.

This description of the room sounds a lot like a child making quick observations, when he entered the room. The reader gets an idea of what is going on, through the voice of the boy, Nick.

Invincible

“In the early morning on the lake sitting in the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die”

Hemingway, Ernest. In Our Time. New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1958. Print.

How interesting that through the entire section it is about birth and the terror that comes from it. And through it all, he felt that this miracle made him invincible. He would never leave this world, he would always remain free and alive.