Frederic Henry and Catherine Barkley talk about family.
The idyll continues — as do the relentless hints of doom to come. "What do you want to do? Ruin me?" Frederic Henry wants to know. Catherine Barkley's reply: "Yes. I want to ruin you."
glühwein (German) mulled wine.
chamois a small goat antelope of the mountains of Europe and the Caucasus, having straight horns with the tips bent backward.
Dent du Jaman mountain in the Alps.