The Old Man and the Boy

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1993 - Fiction - 320 pages
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This timeless classic, originally published in 1957 and never out of print, tells the story of a remarkable friendship between a young boy and his grandfather. The Old Man and the boy hunt the woods and fields of North Carolina together; they fish the lakes, ponds, and sea. All the while the Old Man acts as teacher and guide, passing on his wisdom and life experiences to his grandson, who listens in rapt fascination.
 

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User Review  - DugsBooks - LibraryThing

A truly great book, Hemingway like descriptions of rural fishing & hunting and growing up in North Carolina. A must read I would think for a historical perspective of the NC coast. Read full review

Great read!!!

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This book was a Christmas present for my husband he hasnt been able to put it down for very long!!!! It keeps your attention. Great read!!!!! Read full review

Contents

It Takes a Gentleman to Approach Another Gentleman
3
A Walk in the Woods
15
A Duck Looks Different to Another Duck
23
Fish Keep a Fellow Out of Trouble 57
37
September Song
45
Mister Howard Was a Real Gent
59
Somebody Elses Turkey Tastes Better
81
Old Dogs and Old Men Smell Bad
95
Summertime and the Livnf Was Easy
139
Even School Cant Hurt October
153
Everybody Took Sick but Me
171
The Goat and I
179
The Pipes of Pan
185
Life Among the Giants
193
November Was Always the Best
217
You Separate the Men from the Boys
225

All Colts Are Crazy in the Spring
109
Lazy DayNo Women
117
March Is for Remembering
233
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About the author (1993)

Robert Ruark (1915-1965) was an author and columnist. His many books include The Old Man and the Boy, Poor No More, and The Old Man's Boy Grows Older .

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