"It was a very simple story called 'Out of Season'"

'Out of Season' was the first story Hemingway penned after the heavy loss of the manuscript-containing suitcase. After it was written, it comprised one of three stories he had in his collection, the other two being 'Up in Michigan' (see 'Bookmark' for page 9) and 'My Old Man', which Robert McAlmon had agreed to publish under the title of Two Stories and Ten Poems. However, having completed 'Out of Season' in Cortina, and excited about his new style of writing, Ernest hurriedly submitted the third story in the hope of securing his literary reputation in the French capital.