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Bobby calls his grandfather "the Old Man," but never to his face. The Old Man will not put up with being called old, so Bobby calls him "Sir" to his face. The Old Man has been through a lot in life, including World War I, and he has seen a lot of the world. He takes it upon himself to educate Bobby in the ways of the world, but he always stresses that they must act like gentlemen. He teaches Bobby careful gun safety, and he does not put up with any foolish mistakes concerning guns. The Old Man is filled with philosophy, which he attempts to inflict on Bobby when Bobby is a captive audience. The Old Man sees a lot of value in drinking and smoking and swearing, but only in appropriate circumstances. The Old Man likes to do others a good turn, because...

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