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Young Man And The Sea

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  • Posted June 2, 2011


    The Young Man and The Sea This is a story about a boy named Skiff. Skiff has gone through a lot because he resently lost his Mother, and his Father is depressed and won't get off the couch and stop drinking beer.On the last day of school Skiff comes home and see's his Fathers boat The Mary Rose sunk at dock. Skiff's dad is too depressed about his Wife passing away to try to fix the Mary Rose. Skiff deciedes to have Mr.Woodwell take a look at the Mary Rose because Mr.Woodwell helped Skiffs dad "Big Skiff" build the Mary Rose. Mr.Woodwell tells skiff he needs the money to fix the Mary Rose's engine because when the boat went under water the engine got swamped and broke also because of old age and rusted out parts. So now it's up to Skiff to try to fix the boat by himself using his dads old lobster traps and "little Skiff" which is his boat he got for his birthday, to try to raise money to fix the engine. Now Skiff has another problem which is Tyler Croft. Tyler Croft is Jack Croft's son and Jack Croft and skiff's dad used to Harpon Tuna. Skiffs dad was called the best at harponing Tuna. So Tyler Croft keeps cutting all of Skiffs lobster traps and Skiff has to prove it to someone that Tlyer Croft keeps cutting his buoys. Now Skiff realizes he can't get enough money even with the Lobster trap because he still has to buy the bait and gas for the boat and other little things to keep catching lobster traps in his "little Skiff". So Skiff has his mind set on catching a Bluefin Tuna which will cover the cost of the engine to fix the mary Rose and help him and his dad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2005

    What Skiff did during Summer Vacation

    At 12, Skiff took care of his father after his mother died. Once a great fisherman, Skiff's father became a drunk. So, Skiff became his father's caregiver. On the last day of school before summer vacation, Skiff goes to the dock to pump out the bilge of their fishing boat, the Mary Rose, but finds her sunk at the dock. This is an exciting, life and death adventure of how Skiff saves the Mary Rose, himself, and his father.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2004

    great novel

    im a little over half done with the book so far outstanding i loved the part when little skiff went on his boat and slammed into that fagit

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    Posted December 21, 2008

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