The old man in the sea takes place in Havana Cuba. The time peroid of the story is around the 1940's. The old man is going fishing. A young boy Named Manolin wants to go fishing with him. The old man tells him no that he cant go with him.
The old man goes out for his fishing trip. He gets lost out in the middle of nowhere. He loses track of time and is stuck out a sea for a while with no luck at fishing. So he decides to try and figure out which way he can from. He eventually gives up and tries fishing again.
As he is fishing for a while he is getting no bites. Then he cast out one last time and he caught a huge marlon. hes thought it was small at first. but then he keeps fighting with it. Furthermore he realized that it was to biggest fish he had ever caught.
The old man finally gets the Marlon close enough to see how big it is. Then it starts to pull the boat around like its nothing. The old man realizes that he is going to be fighting the Marlon for a while. As the Marlon is pulling him aroud he realizes that is moving towards land .
When he catches the Marlon. He realizes that the Marlon had brought his back to land. When he docks the boat. The boat and him are all sors of beat up from the sea. And he is glad that the Marlon had led him to dry land.
As he enters the town everyone is surprised to see that he is still alive. They are also shock about the size of the Marlon. That the old man had caught out at sea. So he starts to explain to everyone that he fought the Marlon from out in the middle of nowhere to dryland.