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In Ernest Hemingways story The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber Francis Macomber according to Hemingway is a very unhappy man because of his cowardly display after facing a wounded lion and because of his inability to stand up to his wife However Francis Macomber regains his happiness and bravery while out hunting buffalo unfortunately it is short lived Francis Macomber is a man in his mid-thirties very tall very well builtand considered handsome He excelles at court games and has quite a number of big-game fishing records yet this morning he has just shown himself to be a coward The ordeal started the night before when Francis was awakened by the sound of a lion roaring which frightened him for the rest of he night In the early morning Francis Margot his wife and their guide Robert Wilson go out to hunt for this lion After coming upon the lion Francis shoots three times hitting it twice and only wounding it The wounded lion went trotting off into the tall grass hiding and waiting for the hunters to come after him Before the men go in after the lion Macomber sat sweating under his arms his mouth dry his stomach hollow feeling wanting to find the courage to tell Wilson to go on and finish off the lion without him As the men enter the tall grass the lion came charging at them The next thing he knows Macomber is running wildly in panic in the open running towards the stream Wilson finishes the lion off with two shots from his rifle Unfortunately for Francis his wife has seen the whole ordeal Later that night as Macomber lies on his cot he knew it was neither all over nor was it the beginning It was exactly as it happenedand he was miserably ashamed of it About three o clock in the morning Francis was awoken
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