The Old Man and the Boy

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1993 - Fiction - 303 pages

This classic captures the endearing relationship between a man and his grandson as they fish and hunt the lakes and woods of North Carolina. All the while the Old Man acts as teacher and guide, passing on his wisdom and life experiences to the boy, who listens in rapt fascination.

 

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User Review  - Whiskey3pa - LibraryThing

Truly first rate writing. The stories he relates about boyhood with his grandfather in the outdoors are some of the finest you can find. They are well written and vivid. If you ever enjoyed a day outside then there is something for you in this book. Read full review

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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

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
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
The Pipes of Pan
185
Life Among the Giants
193
November Was Always the Best
217
You Separate the Men from the Boys
225
March Is for Remembering
233
You Got to Be Crazy to Be a Duck Hunter
239
Plus Y to the Second Power Equals Bluefish
245
The Women Drive You to the Poolrooms
257

All Colts Are Crazy in the Spring
109
Lazy DayNo Women
117
Summertime and the Livin Was Easy
125
September SongII
139
Even School Cant Hurt October
153
Everybody Took Sick but Me
171
The Goat and I
179
That She Blows
265
Graveyards Are More Fun Than Sunday School
271
Christmas Always Comes Too Soon Which Is Ungruntling
277
Terrapin Stew Costs Ten Bucks a Quart283
283
But Not on Opening Day
297
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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 Grow's Older.

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