“”But her screams are not important. I don’t hear them because they are not important.”
Hemingway, Ernest. In Our Time. “Indian Camp.”New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction, 2003. Print. pp 16.
Hemingway seems to almost be suggesting through the dialogue of the father that certain things are more important than others which might very well even apply with his writing. The very fact that he (Hemingway/unknown narrator) switches back and forth from calling the character father and doctor suggests importance since they could have stayed consistent throughout the story.