Ernest Hemingway quote about early from The Old Man and the Sea - Why do old men wake so early? Is it to have one longer day?
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Why do old men wake so early? Is it to have one longer day?
 Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea (1952). copy citation

Context

“"You ought to go to bed now so that you will be fresh in the morning. I will take the things back to the Terrace."
"Good night then. I will wake you in the morning."
"You're my alarm clock," the boy said.
"Age is my alarm clock," the old man said. "Why do old men wake so early? Is it to have one longer day?"
"I don't know," the boy said. "All I know is that young boys sleep late and hard."
"I can remember it," the old man said. "I'll waken you in time."
"I do not like for him to waken me. It is as though I were inferior."” source

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