From Ernest Hemingway's Preface: 'There are many kinds of stories in this book.
I hope you will find some that you like- In going where you have to go, and
doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt
the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and
know I had to put it on the grindstone and hammer it into shape and put a
whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it
bright and shining, and nothing to say, or smooth and