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From that time on, Santiago works alone. Each morning he rows his skiff out into the Gulf Stream, where the big fish are. Each evening he comes home empty-handed. The boy loves the old fisherman and pities him.
When Manolin has no money of his own, he begs or steals to make sure that Santiago has enough to eat and has fresh baits for his lines. The old man accepts his kindness with a humility that is like a quiet kind of pride.
Over their evening meals of rice or black beans, they talk about the fish they had caught in luckier times or about American baseball and the great Joe DiMaggio.
At night, alone in his shack, Santiago dreams of lions on the beaches of Africa, where he had gone on a sailing ship years before. He no longer dreams of his dead wife. On the eighty-fifth day, Santiago rows out of the harbor in the cool dark before dawn.
After leaving the smell of land behind him, he sets his lines. Two of his baits are fresh tunas the boy had given him, as well as sardines to cover his hooks.
The lines sink straight down into deep dark water. As the sun rises, he sees other boats in toward shore, which is only a low green line on the sea.
A hovering man-of-war bird shows him where dolphins are chasing some flying fish, but the school is moving too fast and is too far away. The bird circles again. This time Santiago sees tuna leaping in the sunlight.
A small one takes the hook on his stern line. Hauling the quivering fish aboard, the old man thinks it a good omen. Toward noon, a marlin starts nibbling at the bait, which is one hundred fathoms down.
Gently the old man plays the fish, a big one, as he knows from the weight on the line. At last, he strikes to settle the hook.
The fish does not surface. Instead, it begins to tow the skiff to the northwest. The old man braces himself, the line taut across his shoulders.
He is skilled and knows many tricks; he waits patiently for the fish to tire. The old man shivers in the cold that comes after sunset. When something takes one of his remaining baits, he cuts the line with his sheath knife. The fish lurches suddenly, pulling Santiago forward on his face, cutting his cheek.
By dawn, his left hand is stiff and cramped. The fish has headed northward; there is no land in sight.
Hungry, he cuts strips from the tuna and chews them slowly while he waits for the sun to warm him and ease his cramped fingers. That morning the fish jumps. Seeing it leap, Santiago knows he has hooked the biggest marlin he has ever seen.
Then the fish goes under and turns toward the east. Santiago drinks sparingly from his water bottle during the hot afternoon. Once an airplane drones overhead on its way to Miami.
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