“…but I cannot think what will become of the others.”
Who are the ‘others’? What does the speaker mean by the above statement? What trait of his character is expressed here?
In Earnest Hemingway’s short story “Old Man at the Bridge”, by the ‘others’ the old man means his two pet goats and his pigeons.
The old man here expresses his worries about his animals, as they are now left alone in the hands of fate. He was the only one to take care of those animals, but now has been forced to leave his home due to the impending war.
In the above statement, we see the old man’s genuine love and concern for his animals, whom he regarded as his family.