Thursday, July 29, 2004
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
There was an old man and a boy who he trained in fishing. The old man was having awful luck and hadn't caught a fish for 84 days. The boy was told by his father to go fish with someone else. So the old man went out fishing alone on day 85. He caught a huge 18-foot swordfish. The old man held onto the line for 2 days before he could harpoon the fish and kill it. On his way back home he was exhausted and was talking to himself. By the time he got home the whole fish was eaten by sharks, except the skeleton. Nobody in the town had seen a fish any bigger. The boy was there to greet the old man. The old man suffered so much pain to not have the fish. Hannah K.