This is a short story written by the American novelist Ermest Hemingway and was first published in 1920.

The novel follows a couple who are not described in detail, instead we know them as the man and the girl, and we follow their discussions.

They meet at the station train in Spain, near the Ebro River. The express train goes to from the Barcelona to Madrid, they have order drink a beer.

The dialog between a man and a girl becomes more and more interesting. Because a man who wants a girl to make an operation, the girl is confused and not sure to make the operation.