Years ago,in New Orleans, my mother had a friend who had a friend who knew Hemingway.

In his possession was a copy of, I think, A Farewell to Arms...certainly something that preceded For Whom the Bell Tolls in which the obscenities were replaced by the word "obscenity." (My favorite line: "I obscenity on you, obscene son of a Spanish obscenity."

This one has blanks where the editors thought the language was too rough. EH had gone through his friend's copy and carefully filled in every blank.

I never got to see it, but my mother did.

Wherever that copy is, it must be worth a fortune!

[This message has been edited by Kay (edited 10-25-99).]
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