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The Old Man and the Boy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 4-6 Summary

Robert Ruark
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Chapters 4-6 Summary

The Old Man tells Bobby that summertime is not the time for hard work, or serious fishing. Instead, they should do easy fishing. They can get out of the women's way, and get outdoors, and maybe even catch some supper. They take out a cast net in order to catch some live shrimp for bait, and the Old Man teaches Bobby to use a cast net. After casting the net all morning, they go out in the boat and use the shrimp as bait, lazily trailing their lines in the water. The Old Man takes the opportunity to teach Bobby about life, telling him that it is important to come out and fish once in a while, because it makes it easy to think. After they have caught a whole boatload of fish, they go home, very tired and hungry. After they wash their hands...

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