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In the book The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway tells a story of anold fisherman The old man named Santiago had gone for eighty-four dayswithout catching a fish Santiago feels that the following day would be agood day because eighty-five is his lucky number The following day he getsup before dawn and sets out for a day of fishing He had set one bait atforty fathoms the second at seventy-five fathoms and the third and forthwere at one hundred and one hundred and twenty-five fathoms While Santiagois fishing he sees a bird trying to get a flying fish that was being chasedby tuna The old man tries to put his boat over the school of tuna in hopeof getting a catch Suddenly something hooked itself on the bait that wasset at one hundred and twenty-five fathoms The old man had caught a hugemarlin that was now pulling him out to sea The fish continued to pull theold man out to sea for about 3 days The old man survived by putting one ofhis other lines out so that he could catch fish and eat them in order tokeep his strength On the third day he finally caught the fish He hadpulled the fish in slowly and then threw his harpoon at the fishs heartkilling it instantly The old man tied the fish to the side of his skiff andbegan to sail home As he was sailing a shark took a large bite out of thefish he had caught The old man harpooned the shark in his brain and as theshark rolled off of the fish it took the old mans harpoon with it The oldman knew that there would be other sharks that would follow the scent of thefishs blood He tied his knife to the butt of one of his oars Two moresharks came and the old man killed them both The second shark broke theblade as it rolled off the fish
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