The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife

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"The Doctor and the Doctor's Wife" is a short story by Ernest Hemingway published in 1925 in his first volume of short stories, In Our Time.

In the story, a doctor hires three Native Americans to move logs on his property, and one of the workers casually asks him where he stole them from. The doctor gets angry, and the workers eventually leave. After going back to his house, the doctor finds his wife and tells her what happened. He speculates that they started a fight with him to get out of doing the work, but she expresses doubt that anyone would do something like that. The doctor leaves the house. He finds his son, Nick, reading a book outside and tells him that his mother would like to see him. However, Nick replies that he wants to go with his dad, and the doctor lets him.

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