"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 beed 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" (Hemingway 9)
The old man goes out to sea to try and catch some fish
"In the dark the old man could feel the morning coming as he rowed" (Hemingway 29)
"he has taken it' he said 'Now I will let him eat it well" (Hemingway 44)
"He saw the fish was on his back with his silver belly up. The shaft of the harpoon was projecting at an angle from the fish's shoulder and the sea was discoloring with the red of the blood from his heart" (Hemingway 94).
"One turned out and went out of sight under the skiff and the old man could feel the skiff shake as he jerked and pulled on the fish" (Hemingway 108).
"Up the road, the old man was sleeping again. He was still sleeping on his face and the boy was sitting by him watching him. The old man was dreaming about the lions" (Hemingway 127).