This book takes place in the past and is about an old manthat loves fishing in the Gulf Stream. The old man was a thinwith deep wrinkles in the back of his neck and had scars onhis hands from handling the fishing rope.
He taught this youngboy how to fish and the boy loved him. He even brought himfishing many times. But the past 84 days the old man had notcaught one fish. After 40 days of not catching anything theboy left and fished on another boat.
The boy still loved himand brought him food and fresh bait to fish. The old man andthe boy always talked about baseball because they bothenjoyed it. One day, the old man was out on the waterfishing. The weather was beautiful, the currents were perfect,and he saw all birds flying over the water. He knew he hadto catch a nice fish today. He saw one of his poles have ajerk so he pulled it in and it was a bonita fish, which he wasgoin to use for a nice piece of bait later in the day. The dayprogressed and he saw a real big jerk on the pole.
Hejumped up and held it, but the fish was not hooked yet. Acouple more jerks he felt, but the fish was not taking it.Finally the fish did and he could feel that it had to be a fish ofenormous size. He could not pull it up because it was sostrong. He had to hold onto it until the fish was tired anddecided to come up. Then when it would come up, he wouldtake his harpoon and stab it in the heart so it would die. Thisfish was taking all the strength out of him and it was pullinghis skiff farther and farther out.
Now he wished that the boywas here with him to help him pull it up. It was 3 days lateruntil he finally got the fish to jump out of the water. When itdid he saw that it was the biggest marlin he ever saw.
Toregain strength and pull the fish in, he had to eat the bonitathat he caught. He ate all of it and it helped his hand that wascut from the rope. The fish was now gettin tired and almostby the boat. It started circling the boat and when it was closeenough, he stabbed it in the heart and killed it. He was soamazed of the size of.