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The Killers by Ernest Hemingway addresses the story of three men named George Sam and Nick who are working in a lunchroom called Henrys Lunchroom The story begins with two men named Al and Max walking into Henrys Lunchroom The evening began normally as the two men argued with George about ordering dinner dishes during the lunch time As the evening progressed Al took Sam and Nick into the kitchen and tied the two up Meanwhile Max revealed to George that he and Al were planning to kill Ole Andreson an old man who came to the diner for dinner at six oclock every day It was revealed that the two men were repaying a friend that was wronged by Ole Andreson As the men realized that Ole Andreson would not be attending dinner in the lunchroom they departed Soon after Max and Al left George untied Nick and Sam George requested that Nick go tell Ole Andreson who was residing in the Hirsch house When Nick reached the house he went into Andresons room and told the old man about the murder Andreson who knew about the murder hid in his room afraid of being killed by the two men Nick offered to inform the police about the murder but Ole Andreson convinced him not to Nick leaves the old man returning to the lunchroom where Nick and George were waiting After telling George about the fate of Ole Andreson Nick decided he was going to leave the city because of the inevitability of the murderCharacterizationGeorgeGeorge is the counter man at Henrys Lunchroom George apparently handles pressure well and adeptly cooks as well as runs the front desk in the lunchroomNick AdamsNick is conversing with George when Max and Al walked in He is constantly referred to as bright boy by the goons Nick is the only person in the whole story other than Ole Andreson to have a last name In the beginning
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