Contrition

“He died, as the Spanish phrase has it, full of illusions. He had not had time in his life to lose any of them, nor even, at the end, to complete an act of contrition. He had not even had time to be disappointed in the Garbo picture which disappointed all Madrid for a week.”

(The Capital of the World)”
Ernest Hemingway, The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War

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