"He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in a 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" (Hemmingway 9)
"He's taken it," he said. "Now I'll let him eat it well" (Hemingway 44).
""I wish I had the boy," the old man said aloud. "I'm being towed by a fish and I'm the towing bitt." Four hours later the fish was still swimming steadily out to sea, towing the skiff, and the old man was still braced solidly with the line across his back" (Hemingway 45).
"No," he said. "He can't be that big" (Hemingway 90).
"When the old man saw him coming he knew that this was a shark with no fear at all and would do exactly what he wished. He prepared the harpoon and made the rope fast while he watched the shark come on" (Hemingway 101).
The old man's fish gets attacked.
"Up the road in his shack 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).