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Sometimes someone would speak in a boat.


But most of the boats were silent except for the dip of the oars.


They spread apart after they were out of the mouth of the harbour and each one headed for the part of the ocean where he hoped to find fish.


The old man knew he was going far out and he left the smell of the land behind and rowed out into the clean early morning smell of the ocean.



He saw the phosphorescence of the Gulf weed in the water as he rowed over the part of the ocean that the fishermen called the great well,


because there was a sudden deep of seven hundred fathoms where all sorts of fish congregated because of the swirl that the current made against the steep walls of the floor of the ocean.


Here there were concentrations of shrimp and bait fish and sometimes schools of squid in the deepest holes and these rose close to the surface at night where all the wandering fish fed on them.


In the dark the old man could feel the morning coming,


and as he rowed he heard the trembling sound as flying fish left the water and the hissing that their stiff set wings made as they soared away in the darkness.


He was very fond of flying fish as they were his principal friends on the ocean.


He was sorry for the birds, especially the small delicate dark terns that were always flying and looking and almost never finding,


and he thought, the birds have a harder life than we do except for the robber birds and the heavy strong ones.


Why did they make birds so delicate and fine as those sea swallows when the ocean can be so cruel?


She is kind and very beautiful.


But she can be so cruel and it comes so suddenly and such birds that fly, dipping and hunting, with their small sad voices are made too delicately for the sea.


He always thought of the sea as la mar which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her.

他一向把海叫做la mar(译者注:西班牙文la mar是把海当做阴性的称呼,el mar是把海当做阳性的称呼),那是人们爱海的时候用西班牙话叫她的一个字眼儿。

Sometimes those who love her say bad things of her but they are always said as though she were a woman.


Some of the younger fishermen, those who used buoys as floats for their lines and had motorboats,


bought when the shark livers had brought much money, spoke of her as el mar which is masculine.

并且在鲨鱼肝卖了很多钱以后买了小汽艇的,都把海洋叫做男性的el mar。

They spoke of her as a contestant or a place or even an enemy.


But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favours,


and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them.


The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought.


He was rowing steadily and it was no effort for him since he kept well within his speed and the surface of the ocean was flat except for the occasional swirls of the current.


He was letting the current do a third of the work and as it started to be light he saw he was already further out than he had hoped to be at this hour.


I worked the deep wells for a week and did nothing, he thought.


Today I'll work out where the schools of bonito and albacore are and maybe there will be a big one with them.



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