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He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish. In the first forty days a boy had been with him. But after forty days without a fish the boy’s parents had told him that the old man was now definitely and finally salao, which is the worst form of unlucky, and the boy had gone at their orders in another boat which caught three good fish the first week.— Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
Wendy asked where Peter lived.“Second to the right,” said Peter, “and then straight on till morning.”“What a funny address!”Peter had a sinking feeling. For the first time he felt that maybe it was a funny address.“No, it isn’t,” he said.“I mean,” Wendy said nicely, remembering that she was hostess, “is that what they put on the letters?”He wished she had not talked about letters.“I don’t get any letters,” he said.“But your mother gets letters?”“I don’t have a mother,” he said. Not only did he have no mother, but he did not want to have one. He thought that they were not important. But Wendy felt that Peter’s was a very sad story.“Oh Peter, that’s why you were crying,” she said, and got out of bed and ran to him.“I wasn’t crying about mothers,” he said, proud and offended. “I was crying because I can’t get my shadow to stick on. Besides, I wasn’t crying.”“It has come off?”“Yes.” — Adapted from J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan
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