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The Old Man and the Sea
I hope no fish will come along so great that he will prove us wrong. When he had come up the old man had pulled the boat up on him and harpooned him. I do not understand these things, he thought! His shirt had been patched so many times that it was like the sail and the patches were faded to many different shades by the sun.Yet, Santiago's luck has run out on hm, his big. He lay in the stern in t. You start to realize that you might never be the person you thought you'd be as a child. I have no cramps and I feel strong.
New York: Scribner's! He must pull until he dies. He looked at the sun carefully. They played like young cats in the dusk and he loved them as he loved the boy.
Jun 17, novella, he thought, now? Here there were concentrations of shrimp and bait fish and sometimes schools of squid in 28 The Old Man and the Sea the deepest holes and these rose close to the surface at night where all the wandering fish fed on them. He went back to rowing and to watching the long-winged black bird who was worki. He is my fortune.
The blotches ran well down the sides of his face and his hands had the deep-creased scars from handling heavy fish on the cords. He watched the flying fish burst out again and again and the ineffectual movements of tue bird. When the wind was in the east a smell came across the harbour from the shark factory; but today there 1 1 The Old Man and the Sea was only the faint onlins of the odour because the wind had backed into the north and then dropped oft' and it was pleasant and sunny on the Terrace. Just smell them.
It was his last major work of fiction. The story centres on an aging fisherman who engages in an epic battle to catch a giant marlin. The central character is an old Cuban fisherman named Santiago, who has not caught a fish for 84 days. The family of his apprentice, Manolin, has forced the boy to leave the old fisherman, though Manolin continues to support him with food and bait. Santiago is a mentor to the boy, who cherishes the old man and the life lessons he imparts.
In the dark the old man could feel the morning com- ing and as he rowed he heard the trembling sound as flying fish left the water and the hissing that their bok set wings made as they soared away in the darkness? Now he was proving it again. I never felt him. I don't understand how anyone could read a whole novella about a man catching a fish.
He only dreamed of places now and of the lions on the beach. In this match with. It was easy for me to find greatness in this short classic. The first and only work of Hemingway's I've enjoyed.