Indian Camp Pdf
“Indian Camp” is a short story written by Ernest Hemingway. The story was first published in 1924 in Ford Madox Ford’s literary magazine Transatlantic Review in Paris and republished by Boni & Liveright in Hemingway’s first American volume of short stories In Our Time in 1925. Hemingway’s semi-autobiographical character Nick Adams—a child in this story—makes his first appearance in Indian Camp, told from his point of view.
Indian Camp Summary
The story begins in the pre-dawn hours as the young Nick Adams, his father, his uncle and their Indian guides row across a lake to a nearby Indian camp. Nick’s father, a doctor, has been called out to deliver a baby for a woman who has been in labor for days. At the camp, they find the woman in a cabin lying on a bottom bunk bed; her husband lies above her with an injured foot. Nick’s father is forced to perform a caesarian operation on the woman with a jack-knife because the baby is in the breech position; he asks Nick to assist by holding a basin. The woman screams throughout the operation, and when Nick’s uncle tries to hold her down, she bites him. After the baby is delivered, Nick’s father turns to the woman’s husband on the top bunk and finds that he fatally slit his throat with a straight razor from ear to ear during the operation. Nick is sent out of the cabin, and his uncle leaves with two Natives, not to return. The story ends with only Nick and his father on the lake, rowing away from the camp. Nick asks his father questions about birth and death and thinks to himself that he will never die, as he watches his father row.
Details Indian Camp Pdf Book
Name Of the Novel: Indian Camp
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Country: United States
Media type: Print
Publication date: 1924
Book Type: Pdf / ePub
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