Big Sky, Montana
Back at the motel, where meat we havenít killed is being prepared for our dinner, I pick up a copy of a local Sunday paper - the Billings Gazette. The ghost of Ernest flutters out of its pages. Inside the paper is a long feature on Dr Louis Allard, one of Billingsí greatest medical men, and the doctor who operated on Hemingwayís broken arm sixty-eight years ago, after the accident that brought Archie MacLeish out to Montana to see him. There is Ernest, arm in plaster and a big bandage around him, looking bashful and, as he tended to do when injured, a little pleased with himself.
Later, as Iím about to settle down to sleep, I hear a sound which conveys better than anything in nature the sense of these wide, wild spaces. Itís the long, low wail of a passing freight train. As the mournful sound dies away, I pick up a collection of stories about Montana. Itís called The Last Best Place.
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- Series: Hemingway Adventure
- Chapter: Big Sky, Montana
- Country/sea: USA
- Place: Big Sky, Montana
- Book page no: 239
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