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IceJB

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Quote: My American prisoner had left his immediate life spread on an alien meadow—his parachute, his revolver, his German money. He had strolled into captivity with his hands in his pockets.

Question: What does an ‘immediate’ life mean?

Source: The Latehomecomer by Mavis Gallant, a short story from her collection ‘Paris Stories’, which you can find in Google Books by the title Paris Stories. (This sentence is located at Paragraph 6, Page 71.)

Thanks to whoever can help!
 
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