The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

But none of these scars were fresh. They were as old as erosions in a fishless desert. (Location 63)

“Are his eyes that bad?” “He is almost blind.” “It is strange,” the old man said. “He never went turtle-ing. That is what kills the eyes.” “But you went turtle-ing for years off the Mosquito Coast and your eyes are good.” “I am a strange old man.” “But are you strong enough now for a truly big fish?” “I think so. And there are many tricks.” (Location 100)

But I try not to borrow. First you borrow. Then you beg.” (Location 131)

I must have water here for him, the boy thought, and soap and a good towel. Why am I so thoughtless? I must get him another shirt and a jacket for the winter and some sort of shoes and another blanket. (Location 156)

“Age is my alarm clock,” the old man said. (Location 181)

They had eaten with no light on the table and the old man took off his trousers and went to bed in the dark. He rolled his trousers up to make a pillow, putting the newspaper inside them. He rolled himself in the blanket and slept on the other old newspapers that covered the springs of the bed. (Location 185)

He walked off, barefooted on the coral rocks, to the ice house where the baits were stored. (Location 211)

The old man drank his coffee slowly. It was all he would have all day and he knew that he should take it. For a long time now eating had bored him and he never carried a lunch. He had a bottle of water in the bow of the skiff and that was all he needed for the day. (Location 212)

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Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready. (Location 256)

“If the others heard me talking out loud they would think that I am crazy,” he said aloud. “But since I am not crazy, I do not care. (Location 319)

I wish I could feed the fish, he thought. He is my brother. But I must kill him and keep strong to do it. (Location 491)

But, thank God, they are not as intelligent as we who kill them; although they are more noble and more able. (Location 524)

For an hour (Location 729)

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