Ernest Hemingway quote about fishing from The Old Man and the Sea - He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.
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He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.
 Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea (1952). copy citation

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“Printed in the United States of America All rights reserved. No part of this book
may be reproduced in any form without the permission of Charles Scribner's Sons TO CHARLIE SCRIBNER and TO MAX PERKINS THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish. In the first forty days a boy had been with him. But after forty days without a fish the boy's parents had told him that the old man was now definitely and finally salao, which is the worst form of unlucky, and the boy had gone at their orders in another boat which caught three good fish the first week.” source

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