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The Old Man and the Boy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 22-24 Summary

Robert Ruark
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Chapters 22-24 Summary

When Bobby gets his report card one year, his family is very disappointed to see his bad grades. Bobby just can not seem to apply himself to Chaucer and Algebra. Bobby finds the old English of Chaucer to be nonsense, and he does not see how algebra has any real-world application. The Old Man tells him that when he is in college, he can decide what he wants to study, but for now he has to finish high school. Bobby answers that he would be happy working on a fishing boat all his life. The Old Man says that a person never knows what knowledge will come in handy in the future, so he should try to cram as much knowledge into his head as he can. The Old Man also says that if Bobby's grades do not get better, they will not be hunting...

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