A painting of me

They shot the six cabinet ministers at half-past six in the morning against the wall of a hospital. There were pools of water in the courtyard. There were wet dead leaves on the paving of the courtyard. It rained hard. All the shutters of the hospital were nailed shut. One of the ministers was sick with typhoid. Two soldiers carried him downstairs and out into the rain. They tried to hold him up against the wall but he sat down in a puddle of water. The other five stood very quietly against the wall. Finally the officer told the soldiers it was no good trying to make him stand up. When they fired the first volley he was sitting down in the water with his head on his knees.
— Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time


  1. I thought I had posted this quote before.

  2. God damn, I gotta read me some Hemingway.

    Also, you spelled both his first and last names incorrectly. Don’t worry, I think the errors cancel each other out.

  3. In Our Time is just short stories. It’s quite good. The best book ever written is For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    Also, I did link to this before! What’s funny is that I’ve also linked to this quote from the Snows of Kilaminjaro twice: 2005, 2006

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