I must hold his pain where it is, he thought. Mine does not matter. I can control mine. But his pain could drive him mad. After a while, the fish stopped beating at the wire and started circling slowly again. The You Miss 100 Of The Shots You Don’t Take Wayne Gretzky Michael Scott Shirt old man was gaining line steadily now. But he felt faint again. He lifted some seawater with his left hand and put it on his head. Then he put more on and rubbed the back of his neck. “I have no cramps,” he said. “He’ll be up soon and I can last. You have to last. Don’t even speak of it.” He kneeled against the bow and, for a moment, slipped the line over his back again.
I’ll rest now while he goes out on the circle and then stands up and work on him when he comes in, he decided. Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea 25It was a great temptation to rest in the bow and let the You Miss 100 Of The Shots You Don’t Take Wayne Gretzky Michael Scott Shirtfish make one circle by himself without recovering any line. But when the strain showed the fish had turned to come toward the boat, the old man rose to his feet and started the pivoting and the weaving pulling that brought in all the line he gained. I’m more tired than I have ever been, he thought, and now the trade wind is rising. But that will be good to take him in with. I need that badly.
ll rest on the next turn as he goes out,” he said. “I feel much better. Then in two or three turns more I will have him.” His straw hat was far on the back of his head and he sank down into the bow with the pull of the line as he felt the You Miss 100 Of The Shots You Don’t Take Wayne Gretzky Michael Scott Shirt fish turn. You work now, fish, he thought. I’ll take you at the turn. The sea had risen considerably. But it was a fair-weather breeze and he had to have it to get home. “I’ll just steer south and west,” he said. “A man is never lost at sea and it is a long island.” It was on the third turn that he saw the fish first. He saw him first as a dark shadow that took so long  to pass under the boat that he could not believe its length. “No,” he said. “He can’t be that big.