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The Old Man and The Sea The Old Man and The Sea is about Santiago an old fisherman who works alone in a small skiff in the Guld Stream He has recently had bad luck he hasnt caught a fish for eighty four days For the first forty days a young boy named Manolin had been with him The boys parents then forbid him from accompanying Santiago who Manolins parents say has become Salao which is the worst kind of unlucky man Even though Manolin is working with another boat he still helps Santiago by carring coiled lines he gaff harpon or the sail Santiago is described as thin and gaunt with deep wrinkles in his neck Due to harsh sun exposure he has blotches on his face His hands had deep creased scars from handling heavy fish on the cords The old mans eyes are the only thing unaged they are blue like the sea and cheerful Manolin always tries to cheer Santiago up by telling him about the past when they went for eighty seven days and caught no fish then went three weeks and caught fish everyday Santiago knows that the boy has no doubt in him being able to catch fish To show the boys loyalty to the old man he offers to buy him a beer and sardines and serves the old man in any way he can The old man is planning to go out to sea the next day by himself and tells the boy but the boy
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